- About PsA
- PsA treatments
- Living with PsA
- Speaking to my doctor
Will I get better?
PsA (psoriatic arthritis) is a long-term condition with no cure, but that doesn’t mean you’ll always have symptoms.1,2 Everyone’s experience is different, and you may find that your symptoms are better at some times than others, or even seem to disappear for a while.3 Living with PsA doesn’t have to be a daily struggle, and you should still be able to live a happy and fulfilled life.4 By making small changes, you may be able to make a big difference to your health and happiness.4
Take a look at some lifestyle tips to help you make little wins every day.
Some people find that getting a cold triggers a PsA flare, so try to keep well during winter5
Always remember that treatment plays a big part in controlling your symptoms and preventing ‘flare-ups’,1,5 so if you don’t feel as if your treatment is doing enough or your symptoms are getting worse, please speak to your healthcare professional. We’ve put together some tips to help you have a constructive conversation during your appointment, because you should be in control of your PsA and not the other way around.
You may be interested in:
1. National Psoriasis Foundation. About psoriatic arthritis. Available at: https://www.psoriasis.org/about-psoriatic-arthritis Accessed: June 2020.
2. WebMD. Psoriatic arthritis. Available at: https://www.webmd.com/arthritis/psoriatic-arthritis/psoriatic-arthritis-the-basics Accessed: June 2020.
3. Lee S, et al. Pharm and Ther 2010;35(12):680-9.
4. National Psoriasis Foundation. Living with psoriatic arthritis. Available at: https://www.psoriasis.org/about-psoriatic-arthritis Accessed: June 2020.
5. Creakyjoints. Psoriatic arthritis flare-ups. Available at: https://creakyjoints.org/living-with-arthritis/psoriatic-arthritis-flare-ups/ Accessed: June 2020.