What Is the Treatment for Psoriatic Arthritis?
Treatment for psoriatic arthritis usually involves a combination of anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) and regular exercise, either with a physical therapist or at home. Warm-up stretching or applying heat to muscles before exercise, and ice after exercise can decrease soreness in the joints. If NSAIDs are not sufficient, methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall), corticosteroids, and antimalarial medications may be prescribed.
Patients may need to use devices to protect the joints, and surgery may be indicated in some cases.