Tackling the Pain of Psoriatic Arthritis

Lifescript—September 29, 2016

Lifescript reporter Regina Boyle Wheeler reports on the top ten ways to find relief for aching joints for those who have psoriatic arthritis. 

She speaks with Lauren Piljic, PT, DPT, who provides two ways to find relief: Keep moving and try temperature control.

"Pain and lack of exercise can become a vicious cycle," said Lauren. "When you're in pain you don't want to move and then you get weaker and it's harder to move."

Lauren shares three types of exercises that you can do to ease swelling and stiffness, boost circulation and strengthen muscles.

Additionally, Lauren notes that both heat and cold can provide temporary relief. 

"Before your workout, heat can loosen up muscles and help with spasms," she said. "Ice can be used at the end of activity because there's generally more inflammation or soreness."

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