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Does ice help if you have foot pain from psoriatic arthritis?

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One way to calm aching feet and bring down swelling is by resting them on a bag of ice or pack of frozen vegetables covered by a towel for about 10 minutes. You can also get the same benefits from a frozen water bottle when you use it to massage your feet. Or try the opposite: You can wrap a warm cloth around your feet and let the heat soothe them.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Arthritis Basics: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).”

Arthritis Foundation: “Arthritis Pain Relief and Shoe Inserts.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Psoriatic Arthritis,” “Psoriatic Arthritis: Management and Treatment.”

Mayo Clinic: “Psoriatic arthritis,” “Acupuncture,” “Plantar fasciitis.”

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network: “Hand/Foot Pain: How Does Psoriatic Arthritis Affect the Hands and Feet?”

American College of Rheumatology: “Psoriatic Arthritis.”

Medscape: “What is the role of night splints in the treatment of plantar fasciitis?”

UpToDate: “Patient education: Psoriatic arthritis (Beyond the Basics).”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Alternative Therapies,” “Living With Psoriatic Arthritis.”

JAMA Internal Medicine: “Acupuncture for chronic pain: individual patient data meta-analysis.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on July 31, 2020

SOURCES:

CDC: “Arthritis Basics: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).”

Arthritis Foundation: “Arthritis Pain Relief and Shoe Inserts.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Psoriatic Arthritis,” “Psoriatic Arthritis: Management and Treatment.”

Mayo Clinic: “Psoriatic arthritis,” “Acupuncture,” “Plantar fasciitis.”

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network: “Hand/Foot Pain: How Does Psoriatic Arthritis Affect the Hands and Feet?”

American College of Rheumatology: “Psoriatic Arthritis.”

Medscape: “What is the role of night splints in the treatment of plantar fasciitis?”

UpToDate: “Patient education: Psoriatic arthritis (Beyond the Basics).”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Alternative Therapies,” “Living With Psoriatic Arthritis.”

JAMA Internal Medicine: “Acupuncture for chronic pain: individual patient data meta-analysis.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on July 31, 2020

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