PsA is a condition that can causes inflammation of the joints, usually affecting people with psoriasis.
Discussion on the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.
This roadmap will help you understand how to manage PsA
Read about how PsA is diagnosed.
Discussion on the different ways PsA presents in each person and choosing the right treatment
Discussion on the different treatments for PsA.
Discussion on finding the best drug for each person.
Read how blood tests are used to diagnose and monitor PsA.
Read how imaging tests are used to look for signs of PsA monitor it's progression.
Find out about the different treatments for psoriasis
PsA can affect more than your joints. Find out how it may affect other parts of your body.
Read about the steps you can take to live well with arthritis.
Learn about long-term pain and things you can do to help manage it.
DMARDs are used to treat inflammatory forms of arthritis, such as psoriatic arthritis (PsA).
Read about bDMARDS and how they can be used to treat PsA.
Pain relievers are often the first medicine your doctor will recommend to help with pain.
NSAIDs reduce inflammation, joint swelling and stiffness.
Corticosteroids are used to treat PsA and other forms of inflammatory arthritis
Maintaining a level of physical activity is important for managing PsA.
Exercise is an important part of managing PsA, without causing joint damage.
Exercising in water is a great way to strengthen muscles, improve flexibility and ease stiff joints.
Walking is an effective way of reducing pain and stiffness of PsA.
Strength training can help to improve muscle strength, support joints and improve mobility.
Tai chi is a gentle exercise that can improve posture and balance and decrease stress.
Dance and aerobic classes can improve cardiovascular fitness, pain relief, flexibility and balance.
Golf is a great for walking, mental stimulation, socialising and stress-relief.
The best diet for PsA is a healthy, balanced one to maintain your general health.
Discussion about a healthy diet and inflammatory arthritis.
A dietitian's advice about what you should be eating.
Options for when you struggle to prepare food for yourself.
A healthy weight is important for managing your arthritis.
People with PsA often experience Fatigue. Read about ways to help manage it.
Are your PsA symptoms affecting your sleep, or is your trouble sleeping making your symptoms worse?
Learn how your PsA and other factors may be causing your extreme tiredness.
Discussion about achieving effective therapy in inflammatory diseases.
A discussion on strategies for managing your mental health.
If you have PsA and smoke, you could be at risk of worsening your symptoms.
Read more about ‘Complementary therapies’ for arthritis.
Read about the effect of acupuncture on PsA.
Fish oils can help reduce inflammation and support general health.
Living with PsA can affect your mental wellbeing. Read about strategies to help manage your mental health.
Read about protecting your joints while doing daily activities.
Learning more about arthritis and how it is managed can help provide supportive care and assistance.
Discussion about PsA and how it may affect you.
Discussion about the many ways PsA can present in someone.
Discussion about the prevalence of undiagnosed inflammatory arthritis in the community.
Suzie talks about the first steps to take following a diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis.
If you think you might have PsA, complete this questionnaire & take it to your doctor.
People with PsA typically have Psoriasis, a condition characterised by the rapid growth of skin cells.
Enthesitis can cause pain and stiffness at the point where the tendons and ligaments attach to the bone.
Uveitis is inflammation in the eye. Find out about causes, symptoms and treatments.
Arthritis can affect many areas of the body. Read about the different areas of the body it can affect.
Read how arthritis can affect joints in your ankles, feet and toes.
Read how arthritis can affect the neck.
Read how arthritis can affect the shoulder.
Many people with PsA will experience back pain. Read how arthritis can affect the back.
Hip pain can occur in PsA. Read how arthritis can affect your hips.
Read how the joints in your fingers, thumbs, knuckles and wrists can be affected by arthritis.
The knee is commonly affected by PsA. Read how PsA can affect the knee.
Read why PsA puts you at greater risk for heart disease, and what you can do to protect yourself.
Having PsA can put you at risk of developing metabolic co-morbidities. Read about ways to reduce your risk.
PsA can increase your risk of Inflammatory bowel disease. Read about ways to reduce your risk.
Discussion on methotrexate and how it is used to treat inflammatory arthritis.
Hear about the myths and misconceptions of methotrexate.
Methotrexate is a well-established, effective treatment for PsA.
Use this action plan to help manage your PsA
Useful information on self-injecting methotrexate.
Watch this video on how to give yourself an injection of methotrexate.
Sulfasalazine is a medicine used to treat PsA and other conditions.
Hydroxychloroquine is a medicine used to treat inflammatory arthritis
Leflunomide is a medicine used to treat PsA.
Biologics are a type of medication that can be prescribed for PsA.
Adalimumab is a class of medicine called biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDS)
Etanercept is one of a group of medicines called biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs.
Guselkumab is one of a group of medicines called biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs.
Infliximab helps with blocking natural substances called cytokines found in joints of people suffering from PsA.
Golimumab lessens inflammation, pain symptoms and helps stop further joint damage
Certolizumab lessens inflammation, pain symptoms and helps stop further joint damage.
Ustekinumab is a medicine used to treat adults with psoriatic arthritis.
Ixekizumab (Taltz) is a medicine used to treat PsA and psoriasis.
Tofacitinib is a tablet that belongs to a class of medicines called Janus Kinase (JAK) inhibitors
Secukinumab is used to treat PsA and minimise joint swelling, pain and stiffness
Paracetamol is a common pain killer (analgesic).
Opioids are medicines taken to help reduce pain.
Prednisolone and prednisone are man-made glucocorticoids, which are used to treat inflammatory diseases
Discussion on the the benefits and side effects of medication.
Discussion about the importance of monitoring side effects
A range of healthcare professionals may be involved in helping you manage your arthritis.
Discussion about working with your healthcare team to help you manage your arthritis.
Discussion about how you are the most important member of your healthcare team.
Discussion about the importance of surrounding yourself with a supportive team.
Your general practitioner (GP or local doctor) is usually your main provider of health care.
A rheumatologist is a specialist doctor who diagnoses and treats joint, muscle and bone disorders.
Rheumatology nurses are nurses with a specialist knowledge in arthritis.
Dermatologists are doctors who are experts in managing skin diseases, including psoriasis.
Pharmacists can help you to understand your medicines and how to take them safely and correctly.
Physiotherapists can advise you on exercise, posture and ways to relieve pain.
Physiotherapy is an important part of treatment for most people with psoriatic arthritis (PsA).
Exercise physiologists design, deliver and advise on safe and effective exercise programs.
Occupational therapists (OT) can help you to do things that reduces joint strain and pain.
Podiatrists specialise in conditions affecting the feet and lower limbs.
Dietitians are experts in food and nutrition. They provide advice about healthy eating and weight loss.
Hear about the role of the dietitian and how they can be an important part of your healthcare team.
Optometrists help to look after eye health and care of our eyes.
Psychologists can teach you ways to cope with any pain and emotions you feel due to your PsA.
A social worker can support you to manage any personal and social challenges due to your arthritis.
Your psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can affect you in many different ways, but your occupational therapist will help you
Hydrotherapy is the use of water in the treatment of different conditions, including psoriatic arthritis (PsA).
A clinical psychologist is an expert in mental health and may help some people living with PsA
Read about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and how it can help people living with chronic pain.
Read about the types of surgery for PsA
Read about what to expect after surgery for PsA.
Ophthalmologists are specialist eye doctors who handle all the medical aspects of eye care.
Orthopaedic surgeons treat problems caused by disease and injury in the bones and joints.
Wendy talks about her lived experience of juggling the financial impact of her condition.
An outline of financial support that may be available to you.
Read about services that can help you find or remain in the workforce.
Rays talks about the challenges and rewards of achieving goals while living with PsA.
Wendy talks about remaining positive while facing the challenges of living with PsA.
Wendy discloses some of the secrets to living with an inflammatory disease.
The right shoes can make a big difference. Read about what you should look for when choosing shoes.
Read about ways to protect your joints while gardening.
Self-help devices can make tasks easier on your joints and more efficient for you.
Wrist and hand splints can provide protection and support for your joints.
Things to consider if you are purchasing a stairlift for your home.
If you know someone with arthritis, there may be many ways you could offer them your help.
Tips on what not to say to someone with inflammatory arthritis.
Wendy discusses the impact on her family life and career.
PsA may have an impact on you romantic relationship. Read about ways to help overcome any challenges.
Information on pregnancy and PsA.
Tips on caring for your new baby while managing your arthritis.
Discussion about planning for a safe pregnancy.
Use this pain diary to record the affect of pain on your daily activities.
painTRAINER is an interactive, online program that teaches you effective strategies to manage your pain.
Regular meditation may help manage the pain associated with psoriatic arthritis
Unhelpful or negative ways of thinking can make arthritis pain worse.
Warm water may help relieve joint pain and stiffness.
Read how heat and cold treatments can help to relieve joint pain.
Use this action plan to discuss and plan the best way to manage flares.
A discussion about the psychological effects of inflammatory arthritis.
A discussion about the importance of managing mental health when you have inflammatory arthritis.
A discussion about the different strategies for relaxation.
Read about how the importance of caring for your emotional symptoms is an important part of arthritis care.
Read about some stress relievers you can do to help manage stress.
Read about whether trauma or stress can affect PsA.
Read about how having PsA can impact your mental health.
Learn more about the positive steps you can take to help manage your mental wellbeing.
Consumers and health professionals talk about the importance of maintaining a positive attitude.
Peer support groups give people a chance to connect with other people with arthritis.
Finding the right professional for your needs is an important step to managing your arthritis condition.
Call our toll free National Arthritis Infoline number for information about psoriatic arthritis (PsA).
Find organisations and resources that can help with arthritis and arthritis-related issues.
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