11 Ways to Relieve Pain with Psoriatic Arthritis

How to Reduce Pain and Swelling with Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory disease that can affect people with psoriasis. It can be mild, but it can also cause severe pain and swelling in the joints. It can affect any joint in the body—or many joints at the same time. Some treatments that help control the pain and swelling can also reduce the chances of long-term damage to the joints. But even if your chosen method of treatment doesn’t halt the progression of damage to your joints, it may still bring relief and improve your quality of life. So it’s worth searching for the most effective pain relief strategies that work for you.

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