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 a...Continue reading      49 Comments » Read more

Happy Birthday RAW! The Day I Could No Longer Stay Silent

This week the British Medical Journal published my article which they titled: Doctors’ understanding of rheumatoid disease does not align with patients’ experiences. But first, today is a very special day. Today begins year five of RAW Four years ago today, RA Warrior was born. I’d been studying, writing, and talking to patients for a few months....Continue reading      35 Comments » Read more

Cricoarytenoid Arthritis in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 3

This blog post is part of an ongoing series on the so-called “complications” of Rheumatoid Arthritis called RA Is Complicated: “Complications” of Rheumatoid Arthritis Stephanie: Profile in Courage Last month, we took a look at Rheumatoid Arthritis in the vocal cords or larynx, called Cricoarytenoid Arthritis (CA). I hope you’ll read both blog posts on CA, Part...Continue reading      36 Comments » Read more

Cricoarytenoid Arthritis in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 2

This post is part of an ongoing series on the so-called “complications” of Rheumatoid Arthritis called RA Is Complicated: “Complications” of Rheumatoid Arthritis Cricoarytenoid Arthritis is a secondary Rheumatoid Arthritis symptom Rheumatoid Arthritis attacked my vocal cords during that first year of this “flare” (now almost 4 years old). Out of the blue, my voice would disappear....Continue reading      37 Comments » Read more

Cricoarytenoid Arthritis in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 1

This is the first part in my series RA is Complicated: “Complications” of Rheumatoid Arthritis A Rheumatoid Arthritis symptom you don’t hear much about Did you ever have déjà vu? How about déjà vu over and over? A couple of days ago, I met yet another person with Rheumatoid Arthritis who thought she might be the only...Continue reading      111 Comments » Read more
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