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Date: 05.03.2014
From: toni

Subject: ra in finger joints

I was wondering if anyone else has pain in there top finger joints.
Rheumatologist told me ra only effects the middle joints and knuckles. my top joints are as sore and tender as my middle joints.
Was wondering if anyone else has experienced this xx
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Date: 05.03.2014
From: rhona

Subject: Re: ra in finger joints

I have heard the same Toni. It could be osteo arthritis that you have.
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Date: 05.03.2014
From: Colin W

Subject: Re: ra in finger joints

toni , was told the same about RA affecting hips but it put me in hospital this year with it , by the way I get the same in mine but mostly in the other joints on fingers
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Date: 05.03.2014
From: bsk

Subject: Re: ra in finger joints

I was told the base of the thumb is ALWAYS OA rather than RA. My recent scans said otherwise.
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Date: 05.03.2014
From: rhona

Subject: Re: ra in finger joints

I have RA in the base of my thumb bsk.
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Date: 05.03.2014
From: bsk

Subject: Re: ra in finger joints

I didn't know that, Rhona. I wished I'd asked.
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Date: 05.03.2014
From: Toni

Subject: Re: ra in finger joints

Thank you all so much for you replies.
It seems we all get told something different.
I was told it nearly always effects the base of the thumb as i complained about mine. That is when she told me it didn't effect the top joints.
At that time my top joints were not sore but my little finger on both hands and the one next to it now are very sore and tender along with the middle joints.
This ra business is a difficult disease to understand xx
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Date: 11.03.2014
From: Toni

Subject: Re: ra in finger joints

Hi everyone. just to follow on from this topic. As i have already mentioned my top finger joints on my little finger and ring finger on my left hand are almost constantly tender as are the middle joints.
Somedays my index fingers are the same and my knuckles have started to ache now on occasions.
So my question is as they are constantly tender does that mean the disease is constantly active at the moment ?
My hands are not my only troublesome area by the way xx
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Date: 16.03.2014
From: jan

Subject: Re: ra in finger joints

I also have stiff and painful fingers, knuckles and top joint, also pain in toes elbows and just for the hell of it the knees now and then. fingers are the worst especially first thing in morning. my fingers have swollen but xray says it not ra but oa.have tried all sorts of creams and tablets but to no avail. Im just hoping it will die down sooner rather than later. its been 6 months now. I find myself lookin on this site when im feelin a bit fedup wih myself. big hugsx
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Date: 16.03.2014
From: Toni

Subject: Re: ra in finger joints

Hi Jan
Me too. Always pop on here if im feeling down or have a new symptom. I love that people respond and are genuinely interested in your problems.
I have had no swelling but constant tenderness.
I know it sounds insane but i hope sometimes to see swelling just to justify it.
My rheumatologist told me ra does not effect top finger joints but i beg to differ.
My last xrays showed no erosions but im due back in two weeks so i guess i will see if anything has changed then.
My knees have been sore too lately. Posted another topic earlier as i have been feeling rubbish the past couple of days.
New thing is muscle soreness i have upper thighs and sore achilles.
Driving me mad. Always something new to moan about lol.
Going to try and cheer myself up with a nice dinner tonight once my boys are in bed. Maybe even a glass of wine as i am not starting meds for another few weeks.
Gentle hugs xx
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