Ask a Doctor
See your doctor if you have joint pain or tenderness. Your health care provider should be consulted for skin or nail problems as well.
No specific tests are available to determine if you have psoriatic arthritis. Your health care provider will base the diagnosis on X-ray findings and on your signs and symptoms. Your doctor may perform blood tests to assess your arthritis.
Health care professionals who treat patients with psoriatic arthritis include primary-care providers, rheumatologists, dermatologists, radiologists, orthopedic surgeons, and physical therapists.