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  1. The Link Between Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis

    Though the conditions are often related, not everyone who has psoriasis will get psoriatic arthritis. But your immune system is responsible for both.

  2. How to Prevent and Ease Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms

    If you have psoriatic arthritis, learning how to prevent worsening of symptoms is essential to improving the pain and stiffness. Learn more from WebMD about managing psoriatic arthritis.

  3. Have Psoriatic Arthritis? 5 Stress-Busting Tips

    Stress can aggravate psoriatic arthritis and the condition can cause stress. Start using these 5 practical tips to manage your stress.

  4. Psoriatic Arthritis: What Should I Ask My Doctor?

    Not sure what to talk to your doctor about at your next appointment? Think about how well your treatment is working, and if it's right for you. Start with these questions as a guide.

  5. Does Your Psoriatic Arthritis Care Work for You?

    You can reduce the pain and inflammation of psoriatic arthritis with medication and lifestyle changes. This article helps you understand what to expect from treatment and when to ask your doctor about trying a new drug.

  6. Psoriatic Arthritis: 10 Tips to Fight Fatigue

    Psoriatic arthritis can zap your energy, leaving you feeling tired. Follow these tips to fight fatigue and get your energy back.

  7. Keep Your Feet With Psoriatic Arthritis Happy

    Psoriatic arthritis in your foot can make standing and walking painful. Get tips for finding the right shoes and simple exercises to help you get back on your feet.

  8. The Emotional Effects of Psoriatic Arthritis

    Learn about the emotional toll of psoriatic arthritis and how you can keep stress, anxiety, and depression at bay.

  9. Psoriatic Arthritis - Topic Overview

    What is psoriatic arthritis? Psoriatic arthritis (say sor-ee-AT-ik ar-THRY-tus) is a type of arthritis that sometimes occurs in people who have a skin problem called psoriasis. The arthritis causes joints to become swollen, tender, and painful. Psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune disease. That means the body's own defense (immune) system attacks the joints. An infection or a serious joint injury may trigger the arthritis in people who have psoriasis. There is no specific test to diagnose psoriatic arthritis. Your doctor may do a physical exam to look for swelling in your joints and changes in your skin and nails. You may also have imaging tests, such as X-rays, and blood tests.What are the symptoms? Psoriatic arthritis causes swelling, stiffness, and pain in your joints, such as in the fingers and toes. Other joints can also be affected. Some people may have pain in the back of the heel. Some people may have problems with their fingernails and toenails. The nails may form pits,

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