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Symptom Tracker

Medically Reviewed by Poonam Sachdev on November 15, 2021

Tracking your symptoms can help you remember the signs you experience in a particular condition and how they impact your body.

Your doctor can use this information to understand how the symptoms affect you. This information could also help diagnose a problem. 

Besides tracking your symptoms, you can also: 

  • Notice trends in symptoms 
  • Monitor when you experience these symptoms 
  • Record their impact on your health and lifestyle 

If you know your symptoms well, you will be able to explain your condition in a better way to your doctor. Here is what you should track about your symptoms

  • What they are like
  • When they start
  • If they are new or recurring 
  • How long they last
  • How strong they are (mild, severe, or negligible)
  • If they are triggered by something 
  • If any home remedy helps relieve them 

PsA Symptom Tracker

Some common symptoms of psoriatic arthritis are swollen fingers and toes, lower back pain, nail changes, foot pain, and eye inflammation. You can track these symptoms by monitoring: 

  • When the nail changes began 
  • When back pain gets more severe 
  • If the finger swelling got worse over time 
  • How bad the foot pain is 

Keeping track of these symptoms will help you explain your condition to a doctor. 

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SOURCES: 
Mayo Clinic: "Psoriatic arthritis."
UCSF Health: "Using a Medical Calendar and Symptom Log."

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