Are earaches part of the deal?

I have been having earaches for about a month and no cold or congestion, has anyone experienced this problem?

I get several ear aches every winter. I always just assumed they were mild ear infections and they clear up in a few days. I don’t bother going to the doctor for antibiotics unless the infection spreads into my neck glands (generally a couple times a year). I’d also be interested to hear if this is somehow related to the PsA.