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Although you may be tempted to try alternative medications to soothe the pain caused by psoriatic arthritis, remember that none have been proven effective in treating the condition. Because some alternative approaches -- including herbs, supplements, and therapeutic techniques -- can actually be dangerous or interact with other medications, it's important to check with your doctor before using them.

Psoriatic arthritis can be upsetting and potentially disabling. But regular treatment can often slow or even prevent its worst symptoms from developing. The key is to see a doctor early, since damage to the joints and bone can happen quickly. Never ignore chronic aches and pains in your joints, especially if you have already been diagnosed with psoriasis.

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Reviewed by David Zelman, MD on May 24, 2014

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