If psoriatic arthritis is a "t" cell malfunction, does exercise have benefit?

Yes. Exercise, when properly designed to be low impact, is good for not just arthritis but also your wellbeing and self esteem. Medication is still given to make exercise less painful. Exercise alone will not be enough to treat psoriatic arthritis unfortunately.
Psoriatic arthritis. Your doctor may recommend tumor necrosis factor-alpha (tnf-alpha) inhibitors if you have severe psoriatic arthritis. These drugs block the protein that causes inflammation in some types of arthritis and can improve signs and symptoms of psoriasis, as well. This group of drugs is the best to treat arthritis caused by psoriasis.

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Do certain type of foods affect psoriatic arthritis?

No. There are effective therapies for this. No diet or food or herb will be of any benefit. Read more...

Can the severe symptoms of psoriatic arthritis be healed?

Psoriatic arthritis. Your doctor may recommend tumor necrosis factor-alpha (tnf-alpha) inhibitors if you have severe psoriatic arthritis. These drugs block the protein that causes inflammation in some types of arthritis and can improve signs and symptoms of psoriasis, as well. This group of drugs is the best to treat arthritis caused by psoriasis. Read more...

What to do if I know someone with psoriatic arthritis. What is the cure?

No cure, but.... There are many effective treaments avaialble to put virtually all patients into remission. This condition is very commonly misdiagnosed. I would have your aquaintance see a rheumatologist! Read more...

How can I tell if I have normal back pains or if I have psoriatic arthritis?

Back pain. Any other manifestation of psoriasis? "normal" back pain resolved in a sort time. Psoriatic spondyloarthropathy usually is insidious in onset and unrelenting. Read more...
Have it evaluated. See a rheumatologist, be examined, obtain appropriate xrays and have a blood test done to see if you test positive for the hla-b27 antigen. This will help immensely. Read more...

Is there a cure for psoriatic arthritis?

No, but.... Virtually all patients with psa can be put into remission. Read more...
No Cure. But there are highly effective treatments. Some are pills such as methotrexate. Often, we now use biologic medications, like Enbrel, Humira, Remicade, or Stelara (ustekinumab). Most recently a new pill was approved called Otezla. A rheumatologist is experienced in treating psoriatic arthritis. Read more...
Can be treated. but not cured. See a rheumatologist and discuss which options (biologicals or other treatment) is appropriate in your situation. Read more...
No. Unfortunately not yet but with newer medications we are able to achieve the goal of remission much more often than decades ago. Read more...