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9 Natural Remedies for Psoriatic Arthritis

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Unlike conventional medication, there isn’t a ton of research on natural remedies for psoriatic arthritis. Still, here are some that could be helpful when used in addition to conventional treatment.   View slideshow

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Famous People With Psoriatic Arthritis

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The impact of psoriatic arthritis varies greatly from one person to another, depending on how many joints are involved. Here are the stories of four people who have grappled with psoriatic arthritis.   View slideshow

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Are You at Risk for Psoriatic Arthritis?

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Psoriatic arthritis symptoms can be mild or severe, depending on the individual, but either way, getting treatment sooner rather than later can help you avoid permanent joint damage. Here are 9 factors linked to a higher risk of psoriatic arthritis.   View slideshow

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10 Tips for Living Better With Psoriatic Arthritis

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For most people, coping involves medication, psychological support, lifestyle changes, and modifying life to fit your needs. Here are some other things that might help.   View slideshow

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10 Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms

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Here are 10 symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, a chronic condition in which the immune system attacks the body, causing joint pain and other symptoms.   View slideshow

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Eric Ruderman, MD, Answers Critical Questions About Psoriatic Arthritis

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Dr. Eric Ruderman
Associate professor of rheumatology, Northwestern University
Q: What is psoriatic arthritis?

A: Psoriatic arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that can occur in people who have psoriasis. It can include anything from arthritis of the small joints of the hands to inflammatory arthritis of the spine to Achilles tendinitis. About 30% of people with psoriasis will develop psoriatic arthritis, and it usually appears 5 to 10 years after the psoriasis begins. A small percentage (10%) of people with psoriatic arthritis will develop it before they develop the skin condition of psoriasis. Read More

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I Became an Advocate for Other People With Psoriatic Arthritis

Kathleen Gallant, 45, was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in her mid-20s.
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In the midst of intense pain, hospitalization, and joint replacement surgery, she felt isolated and alone; she had never met anyone else with psoriatic arthritis. She founded a support group in Pittsburgh and it has changed her life.  Read More

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I Rode My Harley Across the U.S. to Talk About Psoriatic Arthritis

In an effort to get the word out about how people in pain can get assistance, Goen rode his motorcycle across the lower 48 states talking about his psoriatic arthritis.
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Tom "EZ" Goen, 49, had psoriatic arthritis, but didn’t get treatment because he lacked health insurance. After being hospitalized and filing for disability, he finally got back on his feet with the help of IowaCare, his state’s health insurance program. In an effort to get the word out about how people in pain can get assistance, Goen rode his motorcycle across the lower 48 states talking about his psoriatic arthritis.  Read More

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10 Ways to Treat Psoriatic Arthritis

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Psoriatic arthritis treatment varies depending on how severe the symptoms are, how they affect a person’s life, and whether or not there is damage to the joints.   View slideshow

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