Arthritis, psoriatic

  • Inflammation of the joints associated with psoriasis
  • Symptoms may include joint pain in addition to red patches, scaling and inflammation of the skin
  • Symptoms may increase and decrease
  • Cause unknown but may involve hereditary factors, injury or infections
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age but most commonly occurs in young to middle age adults
  • May be mild to severe depending on the extent of the disease
  • Not life threatening
  • Severe cases may affect mobility and quality of life

  • Moderate exercise regularly
  • Maintain appropriate weight
  • Avoid heavy lifting and straining to accomplish tasks

 

FOR PAIN

  • Apply hot or cold packs to the area
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Distraction
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen

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