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Has anyone had a cartilage piercing that triggered arthritis?

I have been wanted to get my cartilage of my ear pierced and i cannot find information anywhere whether it is safe or not for RA. I dont want to trigger an RA flare :(


  • ChrisKChrisK Moderator Posts: 29
    edited 5. Apr 2021, 07:40

    Good morning @MichelleRA

    Welcome to our Versus Arthritis forum, here you will find our members are friendly, helpful and empathic. They will answer your questions/queries as they have found they have experienced them as related to their own condition.

    You are wondering if getting the cartilage of your ear pierced will trigger a flare up of your RA. Below is a link to Versus Arthritis's information on RA.

    Rheumatoid arthritis | Causes, symptoms, treatments (versusarthritis.org)

    Hopefully one of our members will have had this type of piercing and therefore will be able to give you the information you are looking for.

    I look forward to reading your future posts and reading how you coped with this piercing. Take care

    Best wishes


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