How Can I Prevent a Psoriatic Arthritis Flare? A Q&A with Dr. Ogdie

By Beth W. Orenstein
Reviewed by Ethan T. Craig, M.D.
November 16, 2022

This article is part of a Q&A series in which a healthcare professional in our community answers your frequently asked questions.

We asked: “My psoriatic arthritis causes painful flares. How do I manage them or stop them from happening?”

Alexis Ogdie, M.D.: A flare-up is a period of acutely worsening symptoms. The symptoms of psoriatic arthritis flares can vary from person to person. There are also triggers—certain things that can increase likelihood of a flare—which can vary from person to person and can change throughout your life. Some common things that may trigger a psoriatic arthritis flare include: