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Ear pain

Since my diagnosis of RA I have sharp, stabbing ear pain. Doctor says the ear canal is swollen but I have no infection. Could this be a side effect of swollen jaw joint? Does anyone else have this problem?

  1. Hi Calpug223~

    Have you spoken to your rheumatologist about this year pain? Very rarely RA can affect the ossicular joints, which are in your ears. You can read more about it here: I would certainly recommend speaking to your doctors if the pain continues.


    ~Mariah~ (Site Moderator)

    1. I just went to my RA, yesterday. I'm having ear pain and pressure. My RA said that it is possible that I have arthritis in my ocular bones. She is sending me to a ENT that specializes in arthritis. Talk to your doctor about sending you to the correct specialist. I have been to a regular ENT and she told me there was nothing wrong with my ears. I had a hearing test and was prescribed two nasal sprays. She essentially made me feel like I was a hypochondriac. It was such a relief when my new RA doctor told me about the possibility of arthritis of the ear.
      Keep talking to your doctor or find a new doctor like I did. I received this wonderful advice on this site!

      1. Thanks for sharing, Ceegee! I hope your new ENT is able to get to the bottom of your ear pain. Please keep us posted. Thanks again for your comment and for being a part of this community! Have a good night, Erin ( Team Member).

        1. My name is Ann Lee, i was doing very great until one morning i woke up with painful joints all over couldn't even move an inch, my mum called our family doctor for check-up and i was took to the hospital later did i found out that i was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, i bought lots of medicine as told but nothing worked out a friend of mine told me to contact Standard Herbs Home for herbal remedy which a friend of his also contacted when he was diagnosed of Rheumatoid Arthritis and they really helped him, so i contacted Standard Herbs Home and i purchased the herbal remedy and after 4 months i went for check-up and i was cured from Rheumatoid Arthritis, God bless you Standard Herbs Home.

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