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Is Psoriatic Arthritis Hurting Your Back?

You don't have to live with back pain from psoriatic arthritis. Here are 8 ways to manage back pain using both medications and natural approaches.

Managing Flares

How to Manage Psoriatic Arthritis Soreness

If soreness from your psoriatic arthritis is preventing you from living well, use these suggestions to help reduce your aches and feel your best.

Living With

Better Crafting With Psoriatic Arthritis

Crafting provides a lot of health benefits, but it can be hard if PsA hurts your joints. Try these tips and tricks to help you do more crafting projects.

College

How Can You Rock Vacation With Psoriatic Arthritis?

You can have an exciting vacation (maybe spring break?) with psoriatic arthritis. Avoiding alcohol, sticking to your medication schedule, and pacing yourself can help.

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Nutrition

Avoid Certain Foods With Acid Reflux?

If you live with acid reflux, friends have probably recommended that you cut certain foods — like coffee — from your diet, but does any evidence support this?

Travel

Travel Tips for People With Psoriatic Arthritis

Without proper planning, the extra demands of travel can worsen your psoriatic arthritis symptoms. Here are 10 simple tips to help make your journey as pain-free as possible.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle Changes to Help Prevent Psoriatic Arthritis Flares

If you have psoriatic arthritis, flare-ups cannot always be avoided. There are things you can do to minimize the frequency of psoriatic arthritis flares. Here are some of those lifestyle changes that can help.

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Fitness

3-Month Plan to Get in Shape With Psoriatic Arthritis

Fatigue, pain, and swelling are common psoriatic arthritis, so begin your exercise plan slowly, rest when you need to, always listen to your body, and vary your plan to get in shape to accommodate how you are feeling.

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Living With

Reduce Post-Workout Pain With Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia can intensify post-workout pain, but don't stop working out. Here’s how to prevent and manage pain so you can stay active.

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Recipe/Cooking

5 Easy Lunches to Make This Week for Psoriatic Arthritis

From a burrito bowl with yogurt lime dressing to Greek yogurt pancakes, here are five easy lunches for easy meal prep.