is a chronic inflammatory condition of the joints that can also affect areas where tendons and ligaments connect to the bone.
The immune system
mistakenly attacks healthy joints and surrounding tissue, which causes pain and inflammation and can result in joint damage.
If lifestyle changes
along with other treatments — nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), immunosuppressants, steroids, enzyme inhibitors — aren’t enough to control your psoriatic arthritis, your doctor may recommend biologic treatment.
suppress the entire
are a newer type of
treatment that targets
the specific source of underlying inflammation
in the body.
By treating the inflammation at its source
biologics help calm the disease process, which can help ease psoriatic arthritis symptoms, prevent joint damage, and improve your quality of life.