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The legs may also suffer from the luteum

Psoriasis can affect the skin anywhere on the body. He can also attack the joints and tendons. This is often indicated on the condition of the lower limbs.

A special form

Psoriasis bones on the legs often look similar to other parts of the body. The skin is thinner and easy to form bleeding painful cracks. On the feet, however, there is also a pustular form, which is typically sown with 2-3 mm large pimples with yellowish content. If such a psoriasis is on the hands and feet, we are talking about the so-called plant-palmar disability.

Flecked nails with dots

Nail damage occurs in about 50% of patients with psoriasis. The risk is increased if you also suffer from psoriatic arthritis. Nails show different signs of damage that unfortunately adversely affect their appearance. Usually we observe finger nails - their surface is covered with small dots. Nails are yellowish or brownish in color, or are subject to various flares and defects. They are weak and easy to break.

Psoriatic arthritis

If you have psoriasis, there is a risk that psoriatic arthritis, affecting the joints, will develop. The ankle as an articulation that binds the bones of the calf and the tibia with the ankle bone is also an exception. This connection allows the foot to move up and down. Each foot contains 26 bones that are mutually interconnected so that the spectrum of movements is wider (foot inclination or rotation). Each joint has its own synovial membrane that produces synovial fluid to lubricate the joint. The entire system also includes a number of tendons connecting the muscles to the bones so that controlled movement is possible. In psoriatic arthritis, any component of the locomotive apparatus of the foot and leg can be affected.

Hurts and "achillovka"

Psoriatic arthritis usually causes inflammation of the synovial membranes, covering joints, tendons and connective tissue around the joint.
The result is:
problems with walking,
foot deformities,
reduced range of movements,
feeling hot in the joints.

The disease can affect only a few joints, but also their overwhelming majority. Some patients also notice Achilles tendon pain, which connects the three-headed calf muscle with the heel. Achilles tendon may be affected by congestive inflammation.

If you are bothered by any of the above problems, the first step is an immediate visit by an expert. You can help yourself by following thorough hygiene and choosing the right shoes and socks.

Source: Rheumatic

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