Top psoriatic arthritis tips

Top psoriatic arthritis tips

You may have some clever life hacks that you use to help get around your PsA (psoriatic arthritis) symptoms, but there are a few others to help you make little wins every day.*

• Hang wrinkled clothes in the bathroom and let the steam do your ironing
• Buy pre-chopped, frozen veggies to give your hands a break
• Have a warm shower to warm up your joints before exercise
• Use a backpack instead of a shoulder bag to spread the load
• Make a slit in a tennis ball and slide your toothbrush into it for a handle that’s easier to grip
• When your hands let you down, try opening the fridge with a scarf or ribbon
• Build muscle to take the pressure off your joints
• Consider adding a cover or pad to the steering wheel of your car to make long car trips more comfortable

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References

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APA Clinical Guidelines. American Psychiatric Association. Practice Guidelines for the treatment of patients with schizophrenia. 2004.
Harrigan et al. Psychol Med 2003; 33: 97–110.
Bottlender et al. Schizophr Res 2003; 62: 37–44.
Weiden et al. Psychiatr Serv 2004; 55: 886–891.
Robinson et al. Arch Gen Psychiatry 1999; 56: 241–247.
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