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Treating psoriatic arthritis

by Tammy Worth

Psoriatic arthritis treatment depends on the severity of symptoms, how they affect daily life, and whether there is joint damage or destruction, says Dan Fohrman, MD, a rheumatologist in private practice in Bend, Ore.

Some people need medication only when symptoms flare; others need strong medication to halt pain, swelling, and to slow or stop joint damage, Dr. Fohrman says.

"The effectiveness of these medications in some patients is nothing short of extraordinary," he says. Here are the treatment options.

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