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  • Doctor: Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Is “Extremely Common with Rheumatoid”

    We interrupt our regularly scheduled program for a brief discussion of posterior tibial tendonitis in “Rheumatoid Arthritis” (RA) / Rheumatoid Disease (RD). There is a long list of topics I want to cover, but sometimes the RD itself pushes other things farther down the page. This week, I continued to have problems putting weight on […]

  • Ciprofloxacin / Fluoroquinolone Tendon Dangers with Rheumatoid Arthritis

    My brief story about ciprofloxacin and Rheumatoid Arthritis I got a kidney infection shortly after starting Enbrel. It was Good Friday 2009. My kidney hurt and fever spiked to 104.5, after 3 days of UTI. Before then, I’d only had a minor UTI  with pregnancy. This is when my GP got the nickname “Good GP” […]

  • Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Affect Tendons?

    Studying the effect of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) on tendons As early as 1968, tendon involvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis was recognized and investigated as seen in the abstract “Tendon Involvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis” in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases: Tenosynovitis is one of the common features of rheumatoid arthritis in the hand. It affects both the […]

  • 10 Ways I Know RA Is Not Your Fault

    10 Ways I Know RA Is Not Your Fault is a list refutes the notion that people with rheumatoid disease (PRD) are to blame for disease-related problems.

  • Worst Things Doctors Say

    Some of the surprising worst things doctors say to patients or in medical records, comments that can sound disrespectful or dismissive.

  • Trigger Finger in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Trigger finger in rheumatoid arthritis, or stenosing tenosynovitis, is common. Understanding what causes trigger finger and how it is treated.

  • 5 RA Facts Everyone Needs to Know

    RA Facts – lists 5 basic facts about rheumatoid disease, often called RA or RD, can assure people are diagnosed and treated early, with hope of remission.

  • 15 Early Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Discussion of 15 early symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis, including joint pain, fatigue, joint swelling, eye inflammation, and low-grade fevers.

  • Should We Just Call It Pink Puffy Paw?

    (Have you discontinued Cimzia? See note below blog.) One of the biggest problems with getting care for rheumatoid disease is that symptoms do not look exactly the same every day. Of course along with that is the fact that many symptoms aren’t clearly visible anyway, hence the term “invisible illness.” Anyway, it seems like it […]

  • The Cricoarytenoid Joint and Rheumatoid Disease

    Speechless… the cricoarytenoid joint is commonly affected in Rheumatoid Disease Recently a small study from Brazil raised the topic of cricoarytenoid arthritis (CA), a little-recognized aspect of Rheumatoid Disease. In 2009, RAW first discussed CA with patients who expressed amazement that their vocal cord / larynx problems were related to their Rheumatoid Disease. There are […]

  • Remaining Pain with Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

    Discussion of study of remaining pain with Rheumatoid Arthritis with possible explanations for symptoms that people experience despite medical treatment.

  • Steps Toward Understanding Rheumatoid Disease

    2 Big Announcements Last month in What is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) / Rheumatoid Disease (RD)?, we asked what this disease IS, with 10 things it doesn’t make sense if doctors don’t know. When we truly know what RD is, we can diagnosis it early, treat it successfully, and cure it! We’re taking steps to support that […]

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