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How can you protect your joints if you have psoriatic arthritis?

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You don’t have to give up the things you love to do. Just look for ways to do them that take the stress off your joints. The way you walk, sit, stand, or hold things can help. Change your position at work, at home, and throughout the day. Sit and stand up straight, and don't arch your back. Good posture helps you feel better.

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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