Musculoskeletal disorders

Psoriatic arthritis

About Psoriatic arthritis

Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. You usually get them on your elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms and feet, but they can show up on other parts of your body.

Some people with psoriasis have psoriatic arthritis. It causes pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joints. It is often mild, but can sometimes be serious and affect many joints. The joint and skin problems don't always happen at the same time.

Your doctor will do a physical exam and imaging tests to diagnose psoriatic arthritis. There is no cure, but medicines can help control inflammation and pain. In rare cases, you might need surgery to repair or replace damaged joints.

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Medication side effects for Psoriatic arthritis

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Tips, success stories, and coping strategies for Psoriatic arthritis

What tip would you give someone like me who was just diagnosed?
  • Warm to hot water pool to soak, stretch and exercise in.
  • Biologics are the only thing to save your joints
What’s your best coping strategy?
  • Slow down, you have an incurable disease to live with for the rest of your life, pace yourself!
Besides medications, what else has worked for you?
  • Dead sea salt baths help the psoriasis, as well as witch hazel/glycerin 50/50% sprayed on psoriasis daily