What You Need to Know About Treating Psoriatic Arthritis


Gina Garippo

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Learning you have psoriatic arthritis can be an uneasy and confusing time. You may not have known much about it or even heard of it until faced with the diagnosis. But although there isn't yet a cure, the good news is that many effective treatment options are available. These treatments not only help reduce arthritis symptoms like joint pain and stiffness, they also work to help slow, or even stop, progression of the disease.

Here are a few things you should know about treating psoriatic arthritis.

Don't delay treatment.

It's important to talk with your doctor about treatment options as soon as you're diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. This may be true even if your symptoms are mild. Why? Early treatment can actually help prevent your condition from getting worse or slow its progress by reducing the inflammation that can cause joint damage.

Today, we’ve seen many advances in treating the damage and pain of psoriatic arthritis. Watch as experts share the advice they give patients for managing the condition.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Apr 29, 2017

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