... and I am overweight. Its not anything I can't stand and doesn't really hold me back to do what I want. However, before Christmas I woke up and had these little lumps on two of my fingers that were swollen and sore to the touch. After researching on the internet, I found that it is called Hederens's nodes. ... (11 replies)
... Your's sound larger though, more like ganglion cysts, they usually occur in the wrist but can pop out at the finger joints. I had a huge one on my wrist last year, the size of a golf ball. It just slowly went away by itself but my doc said that they do reoccur. ... (2 replies)
... I don't mind you asking at all. My rheumy prescribed Naproxen for 6 months but then said take Aleve, said Aleve easier on the stomach. Darvocet for pain. So no i don't feel i'm being treated for RA. My blood will be tested in Nov. again also. ... (5 replies)
... I don't have RA but I do have severe arthritis. Last week I noticed a small lump on my little finger out of nowhere. ... (11 replies)
... On the nodules, I have two, one on each index finger knuckle where it meets the hand. They are pretty large. But then on the 2nd knuckle of my right index finger there is a small nodule, abt. the size of a bb, have been told it will grow tho. Be sure to show them to his Rheumatologist. Hugs... ... (11 replies)
... I suspect i have had osteoarthritis in my knee for a few years, and apart from having to hold on to something to get up from crouching, it is not too bad. ... (6 replies)
... It may take a little longer for all the swelling to go down. After that you should be able to bend your thumb.
The "lumps" might not go away if they're Herberden's Nodes (hard bony spurs on the last finger joints) and not simple soft swellings.
The popping sound is really common with arthritis, I get it too. When my wrist acts up it pops so loud it sounds (and feels!)... (1 replies)
... Most of these are true except for a positive RF factor You can have a seronegative af factor and still have RA.
*RA's morning stiffness lasts at least an hour
*simultaneous involvement of the same joints on both sides of the body for at least 6 weeks
*must have at least 3 joints out of a possible 14 areas that must appears swollen upon physical examination for at least 6... (2 replies)
... Osteoarthritis is the wearing away of cartilege from overuse. This sounds to me like what may be going on with you. If you are really concerned about it, see your doctor for an evaluation. If it is RA, you need to get started on a DMARD. ... (2 replies)
... Lots of people say they have Ra but until they have an official diagnosis from a qualified rheumatologist, they don't. They see lumps and bumps on their fingers and maybe they twist a little and they are sure it's RA but OA can do the exact same thing. Ra rarely just hits joints. ... (8 replies)
... I recently have been diagnosed with arthritis in my left hand. the knuckles are swolen and my little finger and middle finger have lumps growing along the sides of the joints that are right under the fingernail. The thumb will not bend any more and was quite painful. ... (1 replies)