Hearing others’ stories and what they do to manage their psoriatic arthritis can bring inspiration and hope, whether it’s someone you encounter in your day-to-day life or a big-name celebrity. Otherwise, it’s easy to feel alone or overwhelmed by your condition.

“Dealing with psoriatic arthritis-related joint pain is difficult,” says Deeba Minhas, M.D., a rheumatologist practicing in Brighton, Michigan. “When you add in adjusting your lifestyle to prevent the comorbidities frequently associated with psoriatic arthritis, such as depression, cardiac disease, hypertension, and metabolic syndrome, it can feel overwhelming.”

As many as 30 percent of people with psoriasis will also develop psoriatic arthritis, sometimes years or even decades later. In fact there are more than 1.5 million Americans living with psoriatic arthritis. And some of them are regularly in the spotlight.