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What should you do before starting exercises to manage psoriatic arthritis?

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Before you start a new kind of exercise, talk to your doctor to make sure it's safe for you. To learn an exercise like yoga or tai chi, take a class where you can have someone check your form. Tell your teacher or trainer that you have psoriatic arthritis, so they don't let you do any moves that could hurt your joints.

SOURCES:

Sharon Mayo, health educator, National Psoriasis Foundation.

Alice Gottlieb, MD, PhD, dermatologist-in-chief, Tufts Medical Center.

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Complementary and Alternative Therapies.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Sharon Mayo, health educator, National Psoriasis Foundation.

Alice Gottlieb, MD, PhD, dermatologist-in-chief, Tufts Medical Center.

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Complementary and Alternative Therapies.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 11, 2017

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