Psoriatic Arthritis

The latest news and trends on psoriatic arthritis, including symptoms to watch out for, treatment options, and how to manage the condition at home and work.

Be a Better Cook With Psoriatic Arthritis

A PsA diagnosis doesn't mean you have to give up cooking. Here are helpful tips to make time in the kitchen less stressful on your joints.

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Getting by With Psoriatic Arthritis Until You Get Insurance

A Texas man finds the right specialists and gets approved for disability insurance with some help from the Patient Navigation Center.

By National Psoriasis Foundation

5 Ways to Help Your Caregiver Care Better for Your Psoriatic Disease

Good help can be hard to find. Get tips on how to communicate openly and respect boundaries with friends and family so you can get the support you need.

By National Psoriasis Foundation

How Does Psoriatic Disease Affect Intimacy?

In many ways, says a dermatologist who not only answers questions on how psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis can impact your relationships — but what you can do about it.

By National Psoriasis Foundation

Finding the Right Water Activity to Help With Psoriatic Arthritis

Easy on the joints and mentally soothing, aquatic exercises offer many benefits to those with psoriatic arthritis. Get ready to make a splash.

By National Psoriasis Foundation

9 Sneaky Signs You May Have Psoriasis

How can you tell if the thick red, scaly, itchy patches of skin appearing on your body are signs of psoriasis? The signs can be sneaky. We help you figure it all out.

By Emily Shiffer

Thyroid, Psoriasis, and Psoriatic Arthritis: How Autoimmune Conditions Are Related

Why does having psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis also raise your risks for thyroid conditions? Find out how these autoimmune conditions are related.

By Mary Shomon

9 Reasons Why a Diagnosis Can Take So Long

Early diagnosis is critical for psoriatic arthritis. Unfortunately, diagnosing psoriatic arthritis can take a long time and may lead to feelings of frustration.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

When You’re Struggling To Get Your Zzzs With PsA

Writer Tracy Davenport shares the strategies she’s used to get a better night’s sleep with psoriatic arthritis.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

How’s Your Health With PsA? Look Beyond the Scale

While the number on the scale is a key indicator of health, writer Tracy Davenport discusses other metrics you should consider that carry more weight for your long-term health with psoriatic arthritis.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Finding Emotional Health With Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis can create a range of emotions that are a necessary and important part of our survival.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

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Managing Psoriatic Arthritis

What's your personal pain scale? Learn how to prevent flares; collaborate with your care team for effective therapies; and adapt your favorite activities to PsA.

Psoriatic Arthritis: How to Adapt and Thrive

Our experts share how they've adapted their homes, workplaces, and hobbies to continue pursuing their daily lives and goals with psoriatic arthritis.

Meet the Experts

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.

Casey Nilsson

Patient Expert

Casey Nilsson, an award-winning journalist based in Providence, Rhode Island, writes about autoimmune disease for HealthCentral.

Alisha Bridges

Patient Expert

Public speaker and award-winning writer and community advocate. She has lived and thrived with psoriasis for over two decades.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.

Health News

3D Imaging Technique Could Improve Arthritis Treatment

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have designed a new technique to monitor joint damage in people with arthritis and detect tiny changes in the joints – a development that could lead to better understanding about how arthritis progresses.

These Healthy Habits Could Add More Than a Decade to Your Life

A healthy lifestyle can help you feel and look your best, but new research published in Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association (AHA), suggests it can also increase longevity by 14 years for women and 12 years for men.

DASH Diet May Help Relieve Gout

New research shows that the same diet that helps reduce blood pressure can help ease gout symptoms, too.