Psoriatic arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis.
The swelling can occur in a flare up or subside all together. Many people with the condition are affected by morning stiffness. Even mild skin psoriasis can have a significant degree of arthritis.
For arthritis, enzymes work by targeting various tissues and organs in the body and help to restore a healthy balance between anti-inflammatory and pro-inflammatory cytokines (kinetic messenger cells). When your body is trying very hard to get better, cells must work smart, do the right things, and do them in the right sequence. They must also have sufficient stamina to complete the job. A type of systemic oral enzymes called "proteolytic" have a communicating line with the master cytokine, also known as TGF beta (transforming growth factor). It is for this reason that systemic oral enzymes, in the European medical community, are known as "biological response modifiers"; they aid healing, they have positive effects on inflammation and they help in pain control, but their overriding and most notable effect is that they enhance the healing response. They do so by their interactions with a number of cell systems.
Treatment may include medication to reduce inflammation, steroid injections, or joint replacement surgery.