A few other medications also treat PsA symptoms. These include secukinumab Cosentyx and ustekinumab Stelara. These drugs are injected under your skin. They can increase your risk for infections and cancer. Learn more about the many treatment options for PsA.
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A few other medications also treat PsA symptoms. These include secukinumab Cosentyx and ustekinumab Stelara. These drugs are injected under your skin. They can increase your risk for infections and cancer. Learn more about the many treatment options for PsA. There are things you can do at home to help improve your symptoms: Add exercise to your daily routine Keeping your joints moving can ease stiffness.
Being active for at least 30 minutes per day will also help you lose excess weight and give you more energy. Ask your doctor what type of exercise is safest for your joints.
Biking, walking, swimming, and other water exercises are gentler on the joints than high-impact exercises like running or playing tennis. Break bad habits Smoking is bad for your joints as well as the rest of your body.
Ask your doctor about counseling, medicine, or nicotine replacement to help you quit. Also limit your alcohol intake. It can interact with some PsA medications. Relieve stress Tension and stress can make arthritis flares even worse. Meditate, practice yoga, or try other stress-relief techniques to calm your mind and body.
Use hot and cold packs Warm compresses and hot packs can ease muscle soreness. Cold packs can also reduce pain in your joints. Move to protect your joints Open doors with your body instead of your fingers. Lift heavy objects with both hands. Use jar openers to open lids.
Consider natural supplements and spices Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties. These healthy fats, found in many supplements, reduce inflammation and stiffness in joints. Likewise, turmeric, a potent spice, also serves up a dose of anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce inflammation and PsA flare-ups. Turmeric can be added to any dish. Some people even stir it into tea or lattes, like golden milk. Psoriatic arthritis diet While no single food or diet will cure PsA, a balanced diet can help reduce inflammation and ease symptoms.
Healthy changes to your diet can pay off tremendously for your joints and body in the long run. In short, eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. They help lower inflammation and manage your weight.
Excess weight puts more pressure on joints that are already sore. Limit sugar and fat, which are inflammatory. Put an emphasis on sources of healthy fats, like fish, seeds, and nuts.
Some people may only ever have mild symptoms and limited impact on their joints. For others, joint deformity and bone enlargement may ultimately occur. But early diagnosis and treatment can help ease pain and slow the damage to joints. Early stage PsA In the initial phases of this arthritis, you may experience mild symptoms like joint swelling and reduced range of motion. These symptoms may happen at the same time you develop psoriasis skin lesions, or they may occur years later.
NSAIDs are the typical treatment. Moderate PsA Depending on the type of PsA you have, the moderate or middle stage will likely see worsening symptoms that require more progressive treatments, such as DMARDs and biologics.
These medications can help ease symptoms. They may help slow the progression of damage as well. Late-stage PsA At this point, bone tissue is heavily affected. Joint deformity and bone enlargement are likely. Treatments aim to ease symptoms and prevent worsening complications. To diagnose PsA, your doctor has to rule out other causes of arthritis, such as RA and gout , with imaging and blood tests.
These imaging tests look for damage to joints and other tissues: X-rays. These check for inflammation and damage to bones and joints.
This damage is different in PsA than it is in other types of arthritis. Radio waves and strong magnets make images of the inside of your body. These images can help your doctor check for joint, tendon, or ligament damage. CT scans and ultrasounds. These can help doctors determine how advanced PsA is and how badly joints are affected. Blood tests for these substances help assess any inflammation present in your body: C-reactive protein. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate. This reveals how much inflammation is in your body.
Rheumatoid factor RF. Your immune system produces this autoantibody. Joint fluid. This culture test removes a small amount of liquid from your knee or other joint. If uric acid crystals are in the fluid, you might have gout instead of PsA.
Red blood cells. A low red blood cell count from anemia is common in people with PsA.
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