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How can stiffness affect psoriatic arthritis?

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Don’t let pain and stiffness keep you from moving. Exercise keeps your joints flexible and your muscles strong. It’ll also help you stay at a healthy weight. That’ll keep pressure off you and reduce inflammation. You can walk, bike, swim, do yoga -- anything you enjoy that doesn’t make your joint pain worse.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: “Psoriatic Arthritis: Signs and Symptoms.”

American College of Rheumatology: “Psoriatic Arthritis.”

Arthritis Foundation: “7 Hand- and Foot-Care Tips for Psoriatic Arthritis,” “25 Treatments for Arthritis Hip and Knee Pain,” “Psoriatic Arthritis Self-Care,” “Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms,” “Using Heat and Cold for Pain Relief.”

Mayo Clinic: “Psoriatic Arthritis: Lifestyle and Home Remedies.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “About Psoriasis,” “Complementary and Alternative Therapies,” “Diet and Nutrition: Anti-Inflammatory,” “Life with Psoriasis,” “Managing Itch,” “Over the Counter Topicals.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 16, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: “Psoriatic Arthritis: Signs and Symptoms.”

American College of Rheumatology: “Psoriatic Arthritis.”

Arthritis Foundation: “7 Hand- and Foot-Care Tips for Psoriatic Arthritis,” “25 Treatments for Arthritis Hip and Knee Pain,” “Psoriatic Arthritis Self-Care,” “Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms,” “Using Heat and Cold for Pain Relief.”

Mayo Clinic: “Psoriatic Arthritis: Lifestyle and Home Remedies.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “About Psoriasis,” “Complementary and Alternative Therapies,” “Diet and Nutrition: Anti-Inflammatory,” “Life with Psoriasis,” “Managing Itch,” “Over the Counter Topicals.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 16, 2018

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