Guselkumab is one of a group of medicines called biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs.

They are a type of medication called a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug or DMARD for short ...

People suffering from psoriatic arthritis (PsA) typically have itchy, red, scaly patches on the skin caused by psoriasis. A GP or dermatolog

Ustekinumab is a biologic DMARD (bDMARD) used to treat psoriatic arthritis.

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a condition that can causes inflammation of the joints, usually affecting people with psoriasis.

If these conditions aren’t treated early, unfortunately the inflammation that occurs can really cause quite devastating joint damage.

You know that arthritis affects your joints but it can sometimes affect other parts of the body as well.

By taking an active role in understanding and treating your conditions, you will experience less pain and stay more active than those who fe

This Roadmap will help you understand how to manage PsA, including pre-diagnosis, self-management techniques and the use of medicines.

Pain is usually a protective mechanism that alerts your brain when your body is being...

DMARDs are used to treat inflammatory forms of arthritis, such as psoriatic arthritis (PsA).

Pain relievers are often the first medicine your doctor will recommend to help with pain.

NSAIDs reduce inflammation, joint swelling and stiffness. They are often used to treat...

Corticosteroids are used to treat inflammatory forms of arthritis, such as psoriatic arthritis.

A range of healthcare professionals may be involved in helping you manage your arthritis.

Fatigue is a feeling of both physical and mental tiredness. It is often described as ...

Losing weight can be challenging for people with arthritis, however excess weight can put you at risk of other health conditions.

No diet has been proven by research to cure arthritis. Be very cautious of special diets or supplements that claim to cure arthritis ...

A discussion on strategies for managing your mental health. Think of managing mental health as a case of mental fitness, alongside physical

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic health condition that can affect your physical health and your mental wellbeing

When you have arthritis, joint pain and weakness can make normal activities around the ...

‘Complementary therapies’ are any treatments or therapies that are not part of conventional treatment

Most people with arthritis wish to remain as independent as possible, so trying to find the right balance between providing help without be

Psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory condition of joints associated with psoriasis. Patients may have psoriasis at the time they develop

Psoriatic arthritis can present in many ways including joint pain, spinal pain or a difficult-to-treat tendon problem.

The different symptoms of psoriatic arthritis means that diagnosis might be delayed or misdiagnosed.

Undiagnosed inflammatory arthritis is still prevalent in our community.

Every journey starts with one step. Suzie outlines the first steps to take following a diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis...

Psoriasis is a common inflammatory condition characterised by the rapid growth of skin cells.

Enthesitis can cause pain and stiffness at the point where the tendons and ligaments attach to the bone.

Uveitis is inflammation in the eye. Find out about causes, symptoms and treatments.

Arthritis can affect many areas of the body such as the neck, shoulders, back, wrists and hands, hips, knees and ankles

Any joint in your ankles, feet and toes can be affected by arthritis. Many different types ...

Neck pain is pain that is felt in the upper part of the spine. It is sign that the joints, ...

Shoulder pain is pain that is felt in the shoulder area, at the top of the arm. It is a sign...

Many people with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) will experience back pain.

Hip pain is more commonly due to osteoarthritis (OA), but can also occur if you have psoriatic arthritis.

Any joint in your fingers, thumbs, knuckles and wrists can be affected by arthritis.

The knee is commonly affected by arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis (OA), but it is also a common joint affected by psoriatic arthritis

Why PsA puts you at greater risk for heart disease, and what you can do to protect yourself?

There are a number of metabolic co-morbidities that people with psoriatic arthritis are at risk of and need to be aware of.

Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, is the term used to describe two different conditions, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

In psoriatic arthritis, the choice of treatment is very much dependent on how the patient presents.

Even though arthritis may be a long-term disorder, we now have excellent treatment

It can be difficult to find a medication that works best for your inflammatory arthritis each person will respond differently to each drug.

There are several secrets to achieving really effective therapy in inflammatory diseases.

Blood tests can be useful to help diagnose some, but not all, types of arthritis. Always discuss your blood test results with your doctor.

Imaging tests are used to look for signs of psoriatic arthritis, such as joint damage and to monitor the disease’s progression.

The biggest breakthrough in rheumatology. They treat the disease rather than numb the symptoms.

One of the problems with methotrexate is there are so many misconceptions about it

Methotrexate (brand name Methoblastin or injectable methotrexate (Hospira, Methacord, Methotrexate Accord & Trexject) is a well-established,

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a long-term condition where the body’s immune system...

The information below is useful if your doctor has recommended injections of methotrexate either for better efficacy or to reduce ...

Low dose once weekly methotrexate is the gold standard treatment for inflammatory arthritis and other immune related diseases.

Sulfasalazine (brand names Pyralin EN, Salazopyrin EN) is a medicine used to treat psoriatic arthritis and other conditions.

Hydroxychloroquine (brand name Plaquenil, Plaquenil Sulfate) is a medicine used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditi

Leflunomide (brand names Arabloc, Arava) is a medicine used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. It is an ...

Biologics are a type of medication that can be prescribed for some forms of inflammatory arthritis ...

Adalimumab (brand name Humira) belongs to a new class of medicines called biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (biological DMARD

Etanercept (brand name Enbrel) is one of a group of medicines called biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (biological DMARDs or

Infliximab, also known as bDMARDs, helps with blocking natural substances called cytokines found in joints of people suffering from rhematoi

Golimumab (brand name Simponi) belongs to a new class of medicines called biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (biological DMARD

Certolizumab (brand name Cimzia) belongs to a new class of medicines called biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (biological DMA

Ixekizumab (Taltz) is a medicine used to treat adults with psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory disease of the joints that is often accompa

Tofacitinib (brand name: Xeljanz) belongs to a class of medicines called non-biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (non-biologica

Secukinumab (brand name: Cosentyx®) is a medicine used to treat adults with psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory disease of the joints ...

Paracetamol is a common pain killer (analgesic). It can also lower raised body temperature (fever). It is used for relief of fever, headache

Opioids are medicines taken to help reduce pain. They work on the central nervous system to slow down nerve signals between the brain & body

Prednisolone and prednisone are hormones that are produced naturally in the body. They are necessary for normal working of the body.

All drugs have possible side effects, however, it's also important to consider the benefits of medications.

Blood monitoring is normal and needs to be done regularly for the patient's safety.

These days more and more the role of the dietitian is that support role. With the knowledge...

Physiotherapy is an important part of treatment for most people with psoriatic arthritis (PsA).

Your psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can affect you in many different ways, but your occupational therapist will help you

Hydrotherapy is the use of water in the treatment of different conditions, including psoriatic arthritis (PsA).

A clinical psychologist is an expert in mental health and may help some people living with PsA

You have psoriatic arthritis (PsA), your joints are sore and stiff and you may be fatigued. So why am I being referred to a psychologist?

An introduction to the most common types of surgery for psoriatic arthritis (PsA), including tips on when to talk to your doctor about ...

When you have knee or hip surgery for psoriatic arthritis (PsA), you can look forward to better mobility and function afterward.

Working with your healthcare team can help you manage your arthritis.

You are the most important member of your healthcare team.

One of the key that I find as a general practitioner is to help a patient to accumulate ...

Your general practitioner (GP or local doctor) is usually your main provider of health care. He or she should be your first point of ...

A rheumatologist is a doctor who specialises in the diagnosis and medical treatment of joint, muscle and bone disorders. Your GP will...

Rheumatology nurses are nurses with a specialist knowledge in arthritis. They can provide you with education, support and advice on your...

Dermatologists are doctors who are experts in managing skin diseases, including psoriasis.

Ophthalmologists are specialist eye doctors who handle all the medical aspects of eye care.

Pharmacists can help you to understand your medicines and how to take them safely and correctly.

Physiotherapists are part of a team of healthcare professionals who can help you to resume or maintain an active and independent life...

Exercise physiologists specialise in designing and delivering safe and effective exercise programs for people with chronic medical...

Occupational therapists (OT) can show you ways to make activities of daily living, such as cooking and showering, easier and provide...

Psychologists can teach you ways to cope with any pain and difficult emotions you feel as a result of your arthritis.

Dietitians are experts in food and nutrition. They provide advice about healthy eating, weight loss and diets...

Podiatrists specialise in conditions affecting the feet and lower limbs. They may find ways to reduce the pain in your toes, knees or...

Optometrists help to look after eye health and care of our eyes.

Orthopaedic surgeons use surgery to treat problems caused by disease and injury in the bones, joints and other...

Wendy's lived experience of juggling the financial impact of her condition. In managing this condition, you are juggling a lot

An outline of financial support that may be available to you.

Facing challenges can be frustrating, but the rewards of achieving goals big and small, can make all the difference. Hear from Ray Paulley

Even though inflammatory arthritis has an impact on Wendy's life every single day, she has found ways to live well and remain positive...

Realise your potential by challenging you limits. Wendy discloses some of the secrets to living with an inflammatory disease.

Getting the right shoes will make a difference for almost all foot problems and the importance of appropriate footwear should not be underes

Gardening is a really good form of exercise, but doing some actions over and over can lead to swelling (inflammation) and pain if you have a

If you have arthritis, self-help devices can make tasks easier on your joints and more efficient for you. These products, which range...

Wrist and hand splints may be recommended for you if you need protection and support for painful, swollen or weak joints in your hands...

You’ll need a thorough assessment of both the layout of your home and your own physical problems in order to choose the best stairlift for y

If you know someone with arthritis, there may be many ways you could offer them your help. How that help will depend on how serious their ar

If you know someone with PsA, you may try to sympathise or offer advice. But be aware that some sentiments may do more harm than good.

Wendy discusses the impact on her family life and career. Living with this condition doesn’t just impact me. It really impacts my husband

Most couples – whether they have arthritis or not – go through phases in their relationship when their sex life is less exciting or ...

Already pregnant or just starting to think about pregnancy? Becoming a parent is one of the most exciting and overwhelming times in most

Having a safe pregnancy is a top priority. Healthcare professionals work closely with patients who want to or are pregnant as arthritis can

A pain diary is a written record of how your pain affects your daily activities. It helps you to describe to your healthcare team how your p

painTRAINER is an interactive, online program based on scientific research that teaches you effective strategies to manage your pain.

Regular meditation may help manage the pain associated with psoriatic arthritis

Many people with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) may experience trouble sleeping. With painful, stiff and sometimes swollen joints, you may find

Living with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) pain can feel like the glass is half empty. But negative thinking and expecting worse case scenarios

Soaking in warm water is one of the oldest forms of alternative therapy, and there’s good reason why this practice has stood the test of tim

Two of the simplest, least expensive methods to relieve your pain are heat and cold treatments.

Acupuncture involves inserting fine needles at particular points in your skin. The therapist may stimulate the needles manually, by heat (wi

Even with medication there will be times your symptoms flare. Use this action plan to discuss and plan the best way to manage flares with yo

Are your PsA symptoms affecting your sleep, or is your trouble sleeping making your symptoms worse? The answer may be both...

Learn how your inflammatory disease and other factors may be causing your extreme tiredness.

If you have PsA and smoke, you could be at risk of worsening your symptoms.

How does a healthy diet help? People diagnosed with arthritis should look at their diet in terms of its effect on what they care about...

Eat well. Live well. Be well. Is there really a diet that could cure arthritis?

Supplements can have a role to play. The trick is to understand which supplements are safe ...

In an age where so much information is available on the Internet; is it little wonder ...

Physical activity and exercise is extremely important for managing psoriatic arthritis (PsA).

Exercise is an important part of managing PsA, without causing joint damage

Exercise can help you improve your health and fitness without hurting your joints.

The first thing to do is to ask yourself: Why are you being active? Do you want to control your PsA symptoms?

Water exercise involves exercising in a pool, usually a heated, warm water pool, and may also be called ‘hydrotherapy’.

Walking is one of the most effective means of reducing the pain and stiffness associated with PsA.

Strength training is a name for activities or exercises that build the strength of your muscles.

Tai chi is an ancient, Chinese martial art form that is practised around the world as a type of gentle exercise.

Group fitness classes that focus on cardiovascular conditioning include step-type classes, dance-based classes, water classes ...

Golf is a game loved and played by people of all ages. It provides a stimulating mental challenge, a healthy walk in pleasant ...

Lifting weights or resistance training offers numerous benefits to help manage arthritis pain. Exercise keeps muscles around affected joint

Fish oils are oils found in the tissues of fish. They contain Omega-3 which is good for general health.

Chronic illnesses and psychological health really go hand in hand and it wouldn’t be surprising to find that if you did suffer from

Managing mental health is an important aspect of managing inflammatory arthritis. Better psychological health will help people to cope with

There are a number of different strategies for relaxation, but which ones work for you? Watch the video to learn about different...

Caring for your emotional symptoms is an important part of arthritis care.

You know that living with the pain, stiffness and fatigue of psoriatic arthritis (PsA), as well as side effects of your medication, can...

Can trauma or stress trigger the onset of psoriatic arthritis? Can worrying make the disease worse?

Having PsA can have a negative effect on your mental health.

It’s hardly surprising that PsA is linked with anxiety and depression. It’s tough living with regular pain and fatigue.

I know there’s an old saying that says, ‘when you’re going through hell, keep on going.’ You must do that because you might not be going thr

Peer support groups give people with the same or a similar condition the chance to connect...

Finding the right professional for your needs is an important step to managing your arthritis condition.

Please call our toll free National Arthritis Infoline number for information about psoriatic arthritis (PsA).

There are many resources available to help you live with rheumatoid arthritis. Your doctor may put you in touch with a social worker, who...

Click on to find a list of links to organisations around the world that help with issues relating to all types of arthritis.