Crooked fingers on both hands...
By April 5, 2011 at 7:29 am 5,804 3 2
I have a problem that I have not seen on the discussion boards as yet. I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis many years ago. Since that time I have found no medication that would help with the increasing pain and swelling I have everyday.
One of my first symptons was my middle finger on my right hand is all crooked over and the first joint is pretty much gone. I can actually push the first joint sideways. The rest of the right hand is fast following the middle finger. Now, my left hand is starting to do the same, starting with the middle finger, and onto the rest. There is also swelling all the time in both hands. I have had to learn to use the palms of my hands the the tips of my fingers to do pretty much everything. The pain in both my hands is at level 8 all the time, and nothing seems to be able to relieve that pain.
I am wondering, is this how Osteoarthritis presents itself? I have know many people with Osteo and I have never seen anyones fingers that are doing what mine are.
I also have arthritis in my neck, shoulder, lower back L-4 and L-5, my knees, ankles and feet, and have had a right hip replacement.
I have an appointment with a new Rheumatologist on the 22nd and am afraid that he is going to do the same thing that the two previous Rheumatogists have told me, "it is just Osteo and there is nothing we can do for you, go back to your general practionier."
Thanks a bunch.