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How can applying heat and coldness help with psoriatic arthritis?

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Moist heat can relax achy muscles and relieve stiffness and joint pain. You can use a warm towel, hot pack, or take a warm bath or shower. Coldness can cut back on swelling and ease pain. You can cool down with a bag of ice or with frozen veggies wrapped in a towel.

SOURCES: Arthritis Foundation: "Psoriatic Arthritis." MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Psoriatic Arthritis." National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disorders: "Roundtable Discussion on Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis." National Psoriasis Foundation: "About Psoriasis: Psoriatic Arthritis."



Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 17, 2018

SOURCES: Arthritis Foundation: "Psoriatic Arthritis." MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Psoriatic Arthritis." National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disorders: "Roundtable Discussion on Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis." National Psoriasis Foundation: "About Psoriasis: Psoriatic Arthritis."



Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 17, 2018

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