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How do you cope with dactylitis in your feet?

I’m newly diagnosed with moderate-severe PsA. History of mild psoriasis. I am a 36 yr female who’s always been an avid hiker and runner. That level of activity is on hold for now. I have a professional job and with the dactylitis can only wear sneakers with my business dress (so embarrassing). I try to stay positive, but I have my ups and downs. Gosh this PsA is hard and I’m feeling very frustrated and impatient waiting for this biologic to kick in. Just started Cosentyx. Any tips for coping with dactylitis in the feet while waiting to see if my new biologic will work? Any tips for coping with dactylitis in feet while waiting to see if my new biologic will work?
Any tips appreciated. Thanks!

Community Answers
  • ClairG moderator
    11 months ago

    Hi there , Ah man I am so sorry that you are struggling with this so much at the moment. Different medications take different times to work. If you feel it is taking too long, I would run your concern by your doctor. Keep your feet up when you can and allow yourself to rest. You are dealing with allot. It is hard when you are in pain to try be patient. I use a foot rest under my desk when my feet are really painful.
    – Clair, Community Moderator

  • Diane T
    11 months ago

    Hello – I had dactylitis in my feet in my early 20’s. My very first day working in the government; I wore high heel shoes. I was in tears from the pain that my supervisor ask was I ok? I explain my situation, so she had me sit for the rest of the day. My 2nd day on the job, I wore cute shoes with a small heel, same problem, 3rd day, wore shoes with no heels. I finally had to go to my supervisor and told her I couldn’t wear shoes. She allowed me to wear sneakers, but I had to sit behind the desk. Long story short, my doctor told me to keep my weight under control and eat healthy. I did this and along with pain pills, the pain diminished some. Have you tried yoga? I know it’s hard, but it will get better.

    Thank you,


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