Sounds like a minor flare to me -- I don't get the hand thing, but I get periods of sweats/fevers when my finger/two joints feel like someone inserted boiling acid.
Generally adding an OTC anti-inflammatory (Ibuprofen) helps me, but check with your Dr to see what s/he suggests. (I like to stay within my Drs guidelines as much as possible.)
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