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5 Things to Track to Avoid Psoriatic Arthritis

Medically Reviewed by Poonam Sachdev on November 22, 2021

An essential part of managing your psoriatic arthritis is understanding the changes in your symptoms. After your diagnosis, you may start to notice specific triggers that cause psoriatic disease flares. Keeping track of these triggers can help you pinpoint what to avoid. The National Psoriasis Foundation has a flare guide and weekly tracker that you can download to keep track of your symptoms and the amount of time between flare-ups. 

1.Are you taking your medications regularly? 

2.How long ago was your last flare-up? 

3.Did you notice what triggered your last psoriatic arthritis flare-up? 

4.What exercises help you manage your stress and outbreaks the best? 

5.What are your specific pain points right now?

Common triggers include not taking your medicine regularly and injury. Tracking your psoriatic arthritis symptoms and what’s going on in your daily life can help prevent and manage future triggers. 

Keeping track of these things can help you better manage your psoriatic arthritis and lead to fewer flare-ups.

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SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: “Managing Psoriatic Arthritis Flares.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Flare Guide and Weekly Tracker.”

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