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Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) can add a layer of extra challenges to daily life.

During flares, your joints can become stiff and swollen. This can make it harder to do certain activities, like getting dressed, cooking, or opening doors.

Likewise, the discomfort of itchy, scaly red patches of skin from the condition can affect your sleep and shower routine.

PsA doesn’t have to slow you down, though. Making some changes throughout the day can make a big impact on your pain levels, productivity, and how well you feel overall.

Plus, these changes can help you combat the energy drain that might come with living with a chronic condition.

To learn about some ways to make life with PsA a little easier, from the moment you wake up until you’re ready to wind down in the evening, click on the plus signs below.