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Swollen Knees Are Smoother: The Glad Game in Rheumatoid Disease

Swollen knees and a smile (UPDATED 2016) A silver lining to swollen knees I made a strange discovery a couple weeks ago in the bathtub. Not Roo’s plastic goldfish. Round knees. (Swollen knees). Shaving my legs (I hope the guys won’t mind this story too much…) I was amazed how easily the razor glided around my knees. Inspecting...Continue reading      20 Comments » Read more

Sternoclavicular Joint Involvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Fascinating Discovery of a “Neglected Joint”

About a month ago, I was fascinated by a new report on 103 “patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis” in Mexico, “Sternoclavicular Joint Involvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Clinical and Ultrasound Findings of a Neglected Joint.” A sternoclavicular (SC) joint is a joint at the top of the sternum that allows movement of the clavicle. We each have...Continue reading      16 Comments » Read more

What Is Crepitus in Rheumatoid Arthritis / Disease?

Crepitus is a sound-word – like crash or splash Crepitus is one of those words I don’t think I used before being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (like discrepancy). Crepitus is a general term for noise in the body like the grating, popping, or cracking sounds produced by joints or supporting tissues or the crunching sound in...Continue reading      56 Comments » Read more

Livedo reticularis diagnosis – she knelt next to me with a medical textbook

See PART 1 to learn more on Livedo reticularis in rheumatoid disease Last week was one of those professional patient weeks, with three doctor’s appointments and a lab visit. “Professional patient” is not something I happily say. It started out in 2009 as a tongue in cheek way to make the most of an annoying phenomenon –...Continue reading      23 Comments » Read more

Inadequate & stupid? No, just a victim of someone’s training

I don’t know where I’ll find the courage to write this. Some stories – my own or others’ – I’ve saved for a book (I’m working on a couple). At first I think, what will happen if I tell this? Then I realize it must be told, because it’s not my story – it’s the...Continue reading      102 Comments » Read more

Brain Fog: Testing Cognitive Dysfunction with Rheumatoid Arthritis / Disease

The last few weeks I’ve been rereading abstracts from the ACR scientific meeting we attended in November. There were many fascinating studies presented, like the tendons investigation on the blog a couple days ago. This one on testing cognitive function jumps out at me: “The Relationship Between Perceived Cognitive Dysfunction and Objective Neuropsychological Performance in Persons...Continue reading      90 Comments » Read more

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 extensor and...Continue reading      56 Comments » Read more
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