Psoriatic Arthritis
Wellness Center


Living with psoriatic arthritis can be hard — and it often takes a village to help you feel better. 

You’re here because your health care provider wants to give you more information and tools to live well with psoriatic arthritis. This resource is from United Rheumatology, a nationwide organization for rheumatology practices that your doctor is part of, and CreakyJoints, a patient advocacy community for people living with arthritis and chronic illness. CreakyJoints is part of the nonprofit Global Healthy Living Foundation.

Coping with psoriatic arthritis symptoms like pain and fatigue often requires a combination of taking medications and making lifestyle changes. We hope you can use this information as part of your PsA treatment plan to manage symptoms and incorporate wellness tips into your lifestyle.

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PsA overview

Psoriatic arthritis causes painful, swollen joints, but it’s much more than just a joint disease. Learning more about PsA symptoms and treatments can help you better participate in shared decision making and have more informed and productive doctor visits.

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PsA and Fatigue

For roughly 30 to 40 percent of people with PsA, debilitating fatigue is one of the most difficult symptoms to live with. PsA fatigue can have many different causes, treating it can mean using a mix of strategies personalized for you. Learn more about the best ways to fight fatigue.

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PsA and Sleep

Nearly 70 percent of patients with PsA experience poor sleep quality, leading to avicious cycle.  The good news: There is alot you can do to improve poor sleep with PsA.

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PsA and Exercise

Exercise may feel daunting when you have PsA pain and fatigue, but regular movement and activity is key to feeling better and maintaining mobility and function. Learn more about safe and healthy exercises.

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PsA and Diet

A healthy, anti-inflammatory diet won’t cure your PsA, but it may help you have more energy, maintain a healthy weight, and reduce your risk of related conditions like heart disease. Learn more about how to eat a PsA-friendly diet.

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PsA and Mind-Body Approaches

Stress, anxiety, and depression affect many people with chronic illnesses like PsA. Therapy and medication can be an important part of managing mental health conditions. It may also help to incorporate some relaxation strategies into your daily routine as part of a treatment plan.

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PsA and Support

Finding support from loved ones or outside support groups is key when you live with chronic illness like PsA. Learn more about finding and benefitting from support groups.

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