Psoriatic Arthritis Overview

While we treat the full spectrum of the more than 100 causes of arthritis at the Center for Arthritis and Joint Diseases, treating psoriatic arthritis, a relatively common condition that causes inflammation of the skin and joints, is one of our specialties.

Our psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis specialists work closely with specialists from other BWH services, including bone and joint radiology, occupational and physical therapy, podiatry, orthopedics, pain management, dermatology and other professionals to provide comprehensive arthritis care.

Our Services

There currently is no cure for psoriatic arthritis, so treatment is focused on managing the condition. Here are some of the common methods we use for psoriatic arthritis treatment:

  • Medications – acetaminophen (Tylenol®); non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), such as Motrin®, Advil® and Aleve®; Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs); corticosteroids; immunosuppresants; and painkillers.
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Exercise
  • Weight loss
  • Surgery

Our Team

View profiles of the physicians on the BWH Rheumatology team, including their clinical and research specialties.

For Medical Professionals

Learn more about our Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy education and training programs.

Our Research

Learn about what the Division’s research group, part of the Musculoskeletal Research Center at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Biomedical Research Institute, is doing to improve diagnosis and treatment for patients with arthritis.

Our Referral Information

For more information about the hospital or about scheduling an appointment with one of our rheumatoid arthritis specialists, patients and physicians should visit our Referral Information Page.


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