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Your flare management plan can also include tips on what to do when you experience a flare.
This may include using medicines, resting from chores at home or work, using hot or cold packs to relax muscle or reduce inflammation.
Acute pain can occur when you have a flare in certain joints or entheses.
Follow safety instructions from your health care provider about using hot or cold therapy.
Psoriatic arthritis symptoms and pain can benefit from physical activity.
Stress, injury or trauma, especially to the joints, can make psoriatic arthritis worse.
For some people, tobacco or alcohol use, infections or starting or stopping some medicines may cause flares.