Psoriatic ArthritisComplications

9 Myths About Psoriatic Arthritis

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Ester Marie Doysabas

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Myth: There is a Cure

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Myth: You Automatically Have Psoriasis

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Hand x-rays showing advanced rheumatoid arthritisiStock

Myth: Rheumatoid, Psoriatic and Osteoarthritis are All the Same

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Myth: Biologics Will Give You Cancer

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Myth: Long-term Use of NSAIDs is Safe

Myth: You Only Need to See a Dermatologist

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Myth: You'll Need to Have Surgery

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Erik Witsoe

Myth: You Have to Stop Exercising

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Maddi Bazzocco

Myth: Only Medication Will Make It Better

Casey Nilsson

Casey Nilsson


Casey Nilsson, an award-winning journalist and magazine editor based in Rhode Island, writes about autoimmune disease for HealthCentral. Casey is a 2018 Association of Health Care Journalists fellow, and her reporting on unfair labor conditions for people with disabilities was a finalist for the City and Regional Magazine Association Awards. Diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in 2016, Casey enjoys digging into rheumatologic news, research and trends.