January 4, 2016
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?
Mariah Z. Leach
January 5, 2016
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: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/eh-whats-that-say/ I would certainly recommend speaking to your doctors if the pain continues.
~Mariah~ (Site Moderator)
February 18, 2016
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!
February 18, 2016
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 (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team Member).
November 1, 2017
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.