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How do injectable corticosteroids for joints treat psoriatic arthritis?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Corticosteroid injections can help reduce symptoms of inflamed joints for people with psoriatic arthritis. They are an option for people who have a small number of inflamed joints. Injections are also sometimes given for an inflamed finger or toe (dactylitis) or tendon (enthesitis). But injections should not be given into a tendon in a weight-bearing joint, or through a psoriatic skin plaque.

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