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What are the probable reasons for leftside body pain from head to toe?

Based on your condition, where you experience pain on just the left side of your body, it's possible that you are suffering from a condition known as psoriatic arthritis.

Psoriatic arthritis is usually a worsening result of another condition that may have appeared earlier, called psoriasis. So let's talk about psoriasis for a minute.

Psoriasis is a form of skin disease. It appears as red, scaly patches, usually on the knees, elbows or the scalp. Usually psoriasis occur between ages 15 to 30, and symptoms include pain and discomfort (plus it's pretty unsightly).

About 30% of psoriasis sufferers eventually develop psoriatic arthritis.

This is when your joints become painful, stiff and may even swell. What's happening internally is actually an auto-immune reaction where the immune system accidentally attacks the joints, causing inflammation.

Pain can range from mild to severe, appear gradually or suddenly. Acute pain usually occurs when you wake up in the morning, or after a period of extended rest.

The most common form of psoriatic arthritis causes pain on only one side of the body (asymmetric oligoarticular). Unfortunately, psoriatic arthritis is considered as a form of chronic pain, meaning it never goes away. But by making certain changes in your lifestyle, it's definitely manageable.

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