Subject: Re: Fat fingers
Hi Ahsa, Although my fingers do not sting I too have problems with my fingers, I have in the past had very swollen knuckles, although now I am on medication they are very much better.
I found that putting my hands in hot water - not too hot to be unbearable - it helped, and also having a nice bath and keeping my hands under water also helps.
I first started on methotrexate, then they added plaquenil, then sulphasalazine, and prednisolone, folic acid and calcium tablets. Once you get medication you will hopefully feel much better. Painkillers also help but I only like to take at bedtime. Sometimes my fingers are quite stiff when I wake up but once moving they are okay.
Have you been to a physiotherapist? They can give you some support gloves to wear at night, they are made of thin material and these help aswell, I think you can buy them but I would ask advice from a nurse at your clinic before using them.
Take care and hope you feel better soon.