... I have those nodules on my thumbs. They seem to come and go. I have OA and have just started on Mobic. I hope it helps. My arthritis started in my hips. ... (21 replies)
... Linda, :)
Thank you so much for your informative response! I feel so much better now. :)
Like you, I have worked with computers for many years. I am sure the stress of the fingers hitting the keyboard repeatedly must have injured or weakened the joints and contributed to the calcification of the bone. These Heberden nodules are, as you suspect, just bony... (21 replies)
... I have a couple of Heberden nodules on the ends of my fingers. They seem to have appeared overnight. I am told I have osteoarthritis. ... (21 replies)
... Hi....I have them too on the joints at the end of my fingers. then I have rheumatoid nodules on the middle finger joints...they are different and just another sign of OA. ... (4 replies)
... I have the nodules also. I have OA and had a total hip replacement 6 years ago. I had back surgery in my early 20's. ... (4 replies)
... I basically have the heberden nodes and according to the doctor that I saw this week, my case is not all that bad. I am 64 and they have just started in the past 18 months or so. ... (21 replies)
... Hi Flowergirl!
Just found this site today when I searched for Heberden's Nodes. I am 51 and about a year and a half ago I noticed the nodes on the middle fingers of both hands. I went to a doctor for a sinus infection and noticed her hands. She had the same thing! She told me what it was. I now have nodes on both pointer fingers too. I really am at a loss as to what to do. I... (21 replies)
... Flower Girl....i have osteoarthritis all over my body....some
genetic link i think and i am an old dancer which means repetive use of many joints....My hands look like my mom's..
i have heberden nodes on the little joints of the fingers and
the big suckers are called Bouchard nodes...i have two of the
big suckers and they really hurt and burn on and off. Also your... (21 replies)
... texas, :)
thank you very much for sharing your experience with H. nodules. I really am new to OA and need to educate myself about it. Basically, I am starting from scratch and any information I can get is much, much appreciated.
flowergirl (21 replies)
... I have the nodules also. One was painful so I had it removed surgically. ... (21 replies)
... Hi, Flowergirl! I have the OA in my neck and shoulders. Hubby has it in his knees and hips.
From what my doctor said, you are most likely to get OA in areas that have undergone previous injury and/or repetitive stress when you were younger. Hubby suffered several knee surgeries ending in replacement that failed. His other knee began to have arthritis from taking the... (21 replies)
... My parents didn't have arthritis and I don't think my brother does, yet I am affected by it in my lower spine and hips.
I often wondered if my mother's smoking while I was en utero had something to do with it? I was also low birth weight, 5 pounds 6 ounces.
I'll never really know....
but I have arthritis, nonetheless. (4 replies)
... I know. I had both knees replaced at 47 and surgery for arthritis in my shoulders at 53 and my neck at 55.
Arthritis can hit at any age.
hugs............Jenny (4 replies)
... Well, I never thought that arthritis was a 40's or 50's thing. I thought it was more of a 70 or 80's thing.
Surprise, loads of people get arthritis at 40 and 50. So much for that. There are lots of people who need hip replacements in their 40's and 50's, apparently.
I wasn't aware of that, but I am now. The nodes on my fingers don't hurt but they don't look good... (4 replies)
... Oh, sorry, I said I only have arthritis on the end joints of my fingers. I also have arthritis of the thumb joint. I don't know if that's inflammed or not because the thumbs don't have visible nodules. I had surgery for the left thumb a year ago and can no longer work. I am 61. (18 replies)
... I work on a computer all day and have recently developed Heberden nodules on the upper joints of both thumbs. ... (7 replies)
OA can affect any part of your body, nothing stops this condition.:)
But only bones structures, not soft tissue, ligaments, tendons or muscles to oppose RA which does affects those areas too.
Best of luck to you and feel better!:wave: (21 replies)
... Thanks for that! :)
I was told the exact same thing you mention - the fingers will get unsightly and painful. Like you, I need to be able to use my hands for work and at home. I'll be happy if I can do that, regardless of what they might look like some day. I also hope that the fingers will be the only location affected. I wonder if they can form anywhere else? My guess... (21 replies)
... Hi... i did not mean to scare you...smile...the big suckers are
on the pointer finger or the one next to the thumb on both
hands! they affect the middle joint and are called bouchard
nodes. They are painful and make the whole finger look like
a sausage! It is twice as think as a normal finger and one
really can not do anything and the other points inward. Not
a... (21 replies)
... Way to go, Karen! It's so nice to hear you just keep on dancing! :)
Would you mind clarifying what the "big suckers" are and where on the body do they appear? I have what I hope are the "little suckers" (oh please do not let them get much bigger!).....How big are we talking about? They look big ENOUGH to me!!!!
flowergirl (21 replies)