Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis affecting some patients who have psoriasis – a condition where parts of the skin are covered with red patches topped with silvery scales. Most patients develop psoriasis first and later develop psoriatic arthritis symptoms, including pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints.
While there is no cure for psoriatic arthritis, treatment may help control symptoms and minimize or slow damage to the joints. Psoriatic arthritis treatment may involve medication, physical therapy, and guidance for exercise and weight loss. Surgery for joint repair or joint replacement, if needed, usually only occurs many years after the initial diagnosis.
Patients needing psoriatic arthritis treatment can find world-class care at the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Center for Arthritis and Joint Diseases.
As one of the top rheumatology providers in the country, BWH provides state-of-the-art psoriatic arthritis treatment in the Center for Arthritis and Joint Diseases in Boston, Massachusetts. The Center has a long history of leadership in the field of arthritis treatment – it began as the nation's first teaching hospital dedicated solely to the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other related conditions.
Today the Center has the country's largest rheumatology research funding base and investigative team, with more than 40 board-certified rheumatologists and allergists providing services to patients. These physicians regularly collaborate with other specialists in dermatology, joint and bone radiology, physical therapy, orthopedics, pain management and other services to provide world-class psoriatic arthritis treatment and therapy for other forms of arthritis and joint disease.
Treatment at the Center may include medications, surgery, nutritional supplements, physical and occupational therapy, and guidance for exercise and weight loss.
In addition to psoriatic arthritis treatment, the Center provides the following services and more:
Researchers at the Center are engaged in a variety of projects to develop new therapy models and improve management of symptoms for patients with psoriatic arthritis and many other rheumatic and allergic diseases, including vasculitis. BWH has also established interdisciplinary research centers that bring together basic science researchers with clinical researchers who work with patients with the goal of fostering progress in treatment of disease. Our three key centers are focused on rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and asthma and allergic diseases.
Learn more now about BWH and psoriatic arthritis treatment, as well as other BWH services for arthritis and joint disease, including rheumatoid arthritis treatment, osteoarthritis therapy, treatment of osteoporosis, and more.
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