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Has Anyone Had Tendon Issues Related To RA?

Has Anyone Had Tendon Issues Related To RA?

A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member - YES!!

It was swelling and horrible pain in the tendons of my feet that sent me to my rheumy in the first place. Since my RA diagnosis, I've realized that the tendinitis in my shoulders that has plagued me for years is also caused by RA (or at least it is now). Once my rheumy started me on methotrexate injections, the swelling and pain in my feet just disappeared, like magic! I have other joints involved now and the shoulder tendons are still a big problem, and my shoulder joints are now involved, etc.

My rheumy didn't tell me this, but pain and swelling in the feet are common early symptoms of RA. My doctor expected to see swollen joints in my feet but I had to keep telling her the pain was in the mid-foot and pretty much stopped at the toe joints. Maybe one day the joints in my toes will become involved, but it started in the tendons of my mid-foot.

Best wishes to you! I'm going to find the way to add you to my team.

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

yes, my dr says it goes hand and hand with psoriatic arthritis, I'm having major tendon issues with both feet and ankles and hands.

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yes I have, mine swell! That’s what the Dr said it was!

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yes! Achilles tendon and my shoulder. Horrible. Prednisone burst when it's super bad. It takes up to three days for me to be able to move my arm again

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yes! If I answered this question already in the past, just chalk it up to...

Tendinitis in the both shoulders (domininant side the worst) for over 5 yrs. Biceps tendon just popped off one evening while washing dishes. Ended up having it reattached and torn rotator cuff repaired at the same time. Both shoulders now worse and obviously affected by RA which I think was simmering under the radar for some time before my formal diagnosis.

posted over 3 years ago
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