After a lot of thought and prayer and a wee bit of research, I'm adding St Alphonsus to theside bar and asking for his prayers and patronage. St Alphonsus became a doctor of the Church and was a prolific writer despite suffering crippling arthritis.
Saint Alphonsus, loving Father of the poor and sick, all your life you
devoted yourself with a charity really heroic to lightening their
spiritual and bodily miseries. Full of confidence in your tender pity
for the sick, since you yourself have patiently borne the cross of this
illness, I come to you for help in my present need (mention it).
Loving Father of the suffering, Saint Alphonsus, whom I invoke as the
arthritis Saint, since you have suffered from this disease in your
lifetime, look with compassion upon me in my suffering. Beg God to give
me good health. If it is not God's will to cure me, then give me
strength to bear my cross patiently and to offer my sufferings in union
with my Crucified Savior and His Mother of Sorrows, for the glory of God
and the salvation of souls, in reparation for my sins and those of
others, for the needs of this trouble world and for the souls in
Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory Be.
Saint Alphonsus, patron of the arthritic sick, pray for us. Amen.