Your treatment options
There are many treatments that may give you relief, so it’s important to talk with your doctor to find the right one. The type of psoriatic arthritis you have, its severity, and your reaction to treatment will help determine what treatment is best for you.
Some options for treatment include:
- Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): Over-the-counter medications like aspirin and ibuprofen, but can also include prescription products, which help to reduce inflammation, joint pain, and stiffness
- Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs (DMARDs): Typically for more severe symptoms, these attempt to slow or stop joint/tissue damage and the progression of psoriatic arthritis
- Biologics: These are protein-based medicines produced from living cells that target specific parts of the immune system