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How can the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis make daily life hard?

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This can mean different things for different people.

If you're a college professor and your treatment gets rid of all your symptoms except two swollen finger joints, you might be OK with that. However, if you're a concert violinist who relies on those joints for a living, those same symptoms could be a show-stopper.

Tell your doctor what you need to keep up with your day-to-day activities.

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology.

National Psoriasis Foundation.

Philip Mease, MD, Seattle Rheumatology Associates.

John Hardin, MD, chief scientific officer, Arthritis Foundation; professor of medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City.

Arthritis Foundation.

Mark Lebwohl, MD, professor and chairman of dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center.

Tilling, L.  , 2006. Clinical Drug Investigation

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 17, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Rheumatology.

National Psoriasis Foundation.

Philip Mease, MD, Seattle Rheumatology Associates.

John Hardin, MD, chief scientific officer, Arthritis Foundation; professor of medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City.

Arthritis Foundation.

Mark Lebwohl, MD, professor and chairman of dermatology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center.

Tilling, L.  , 2006. Clinical Drug Investigation

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 17, 2018

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