Controlling inflammation and preventing joint damage are the two goals of psoriatic arthritis treatment. You manage to do those two things, you’ll likely feel less pain and enjoy everyday living more.“To get remission with psoriatic arthritis, it’s critical to stick with your psoriatic arthritis treatment plan,” Hareth Madhoun,says DO, an assistant professor in the division of rheumatology and immunology at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.However, despite their best intentions, many people unwittingly compromise treatment effectiveness with habits that may seem harmless, such as skipping exercise. To feel your best and help make sure your treatment is as effective as possible, avoid these top nine psoriatic arthritis treatment mistakes:
1. Waiting to take medications.
Some people save medications for when they really need them. “They think that if they start using them early, they’ll lose the benefit,” Susan Goodman, MD,says a rheumatologist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. But that’s not how it works. Starting psoriatic arthritis treatment early gives you the maximum benefit.