Tips tagged "psoriatic arthritis"

Tag: psoriatic arthritis

Writing Birds for Psoriatic Arthritis

April 4, 2014 — 5:11pm
I always suggest this modification to those that have issues with their hands. Writing birds are an inexpensive aide. I find that not very many folks are aware of them, and they can be of great help when when you just can’t grip anything. Read more »

Comfort Gloves

April 2, 2014 — 6:56pm
I has psoriatic arthritis in my hands, as well as other areas. One of the things I have found that helps is cotton gloves called Creative Comfort Crafter’s Comfort Gloves. I found these at JoAnn Fabric, a craft store. These gloves extend over the wrist and leave the fingertips free. I generally sleep with them... Read more »

Diet, Attitude Adjustments

March 7, 2014 — 8:42pm
I have adopted a vegetarian diet for at least five days a week. I limit my dairy products to yogurt and hard cheese no more than twice a week. I have found moderation and flexibility to be the most valuable attitudes to take in treating my psoriasis. It has developed into psoriatic arthritis, which flares... Read more »

Exercise for Arthritis

March 3, 2014 — 6:44pm
I have psoriatic arthritis. I would like to recommend Jazzercise to your readers for arthritis. Jazzercise is great because it can be varied to be as low impact or as high impact as you need, and the instructors are very knowledgeable about ways to adjust each exercise to the individual’s needs, whether those needs include... Read more »

Diet and bathing tips

February 19, 2013 — 10:35pm
I alternate Grandpa’s Pine Tar soap and Neutrogena T/Gel shampoo [tar product] for one week and Psoriasil Medicated Scalp and Body Wash [OTC salicylic acid product] the next. The weather has been pleasant enough to allow three or four days a week of 20-minute sunbathing. Petroleum jelly is still my most reliable skin protectant. I... Read more »

Knox gelatin for arthritis

February 18, 2013 — 10:26pm
In my early 60s, I developed psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The skin problems were controllable topically. The arthritis was the real problem. I took 1600 mg of ibuprofen daily to stay mobile. This continued for several years. Then I heard a presentation by a former veterinarian who became an M.D. He proposed that many of... Read more »

Natural arthritis treatment

February 15, 2013 — 10:23pm
I wanted to let people in on what I have learned from different sources. I have psoriatic arthritis presently in my hip, feet and ankles (though I think that it is spreading). I take 200 milligrams each evening of primrose oil (four pills) and flax seed oil (two pills) daily. Both of these oils are... Read more »

Exercise for arthritis

February 12, 2013 — 10:21pm
I have psoriatic arthritis. I would like to recommend Jazzercise to your readers for arthritis. Jazzercise is great because it can be varied to be as low impact or as high impact as you need, and all the instructors are very knowledgeable about ways to adjust each exercise to the individual’s needs, whether those needs... Read more »

Citrus fruit

February 7, 2013 — 10:19pm
This worked for my psoriatic arthritis. I had several joints involved for three or more years. The injured joints became sausages, and the pain was intense. I read some books on arthritis and stopped eating fruit for a while. Then I narrowed it down to citrus fruits. For six years now I have been pain... Read more »

Surgery for psoriatic arthritis

February 4, 2013 — 10:17pm
There was a letter in the July/ Aug 1998 Bulletin regarding curving of toes that happens for some people with psoriatic arthritis. I had the same problem about four years ago. My toes, with the exception of my big toes, curved under to the extent that I could hardly walk. My doctor removed some bone... Read more »

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