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Treatment for Psoriatic ArthritisAlthough psoriatic arthritis can have serious effects on a person's life and well-being, current treatment strategies (including pain-relief drugs and medications that slow joint damage, a balance between rest and exercise, and patient education and support programs) allow most people with the disease to lead active and productive lives.
Some current treatment options include:
- Lifestyle changes
- Medications (see Psoriatic Arthritis Medications)
- Routine monitoring and ongoing care.
In recent years, research has led to a new understanding of psoriatic arthritis and has increased the likelihood that, in time, researchers will find even better ways to treat the disease.
(Click Psoriatic Arthritis Treatment for more information related to treatment options for psoriatic arthritis.)
What Are Spondyloarthropathies?
The spondyloarthropathies are a group of arthritic diseases that can cause inflammation throughout the body, especially in the spine. They are characterized by a positive HLA-B27 and negative rheumatoid factor.
Besides psoriatic arthritis, this group of conditions includes: