7 Tips for Living Better with Psoriatic Arthritis

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By Madeleine Burry
Reviewed by Alexis Ogdie, M.D.
December 12, 2022

As you’re likely well aware, living with psoriatic arthritis is often challenging. Joint inflammation is painful and transforms seemingly simple, everyday tasks—like opening a jar or stepping into the shower—into hurdles. Not to mention, fatigue makes getting through a to-do list or activities that much harder.

“Psoriatic arthritis can interfere with activities of daily living,” says Harry Fischer, M.D., a board-certified rheumatologist at Northwell Health Physician Partners in New York City. That can be cooking, cleaning, and “anything that you need your joints for,” he adds.

In addition to treatments prescribed by your doctor, there are plenty of day-to-day habits and tactics that can help ease symptoms of psoriatic arthritis.