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   Posted 11/5/2009 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Last month my fingers were so achy that I couldn't even pick up a can of soda then I felt my fingers and noticed there are bb sized nubs on my knuckles I went to my rheummy but she has no idea ...she is also a dip and I'm glad I am finding another..but anyway does anyone else have this they are very painful on some days but others they just feel like I need to crack my knuckles is this part of fibro .......I've had fibro for 17 years but they just dx it 4 years ago ...I've been checked for arthriits ...that was neg but I do have psoriatic arthritis they said couldn't cause it

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   Posted 11/5/2009 10:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know for sure but I would look into bone spurs.

Worth a try..


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   Posted 11/6/2009 12:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there, I am dealing with something similar- I I have a pea sized lump on my R thumb knuckle, it began as a bruise, it was very sore and also felt like a burn. Immediately, within hours, the lump emerged and that was months ago. it can be really sore on some days. I am feeling this same thing happening on random fingers, it begins as a bad itch, then like badly bruised then a burn. At times a very small spot will emerge and grow, then fade. So far I have no more lumps except my thumb, but the lump there has changed the landscape of my finger. When it happens, it occurs on the top knuckle of a finger. I am clueless. Also- altho we all deal with significant pain, I can not describe how painful this is when it flares. If I hit a flaring finger in the right spot [which for some reason is so easy to do!], the pain is gut wrenching and can almost double me over.
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   Posted 11/6/2009 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Merfy5,

I have osteoarthritis. You might have early OA. There are two differant bone spurs that
are common in OA. Heberden's nodes are pea sized and they appear on the smallest
joint of your fingers and there are Bouchard's nodes that appear on the middle joint of
the finger.

I have a couple of Bouchard's nodes, my nodes aren't painful when touched, my joints
hurt when moved.

Psoriatic arthritis, like all arthritis causes inflamation of the joints and that is why you

Good luck to you

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   Posted 11/6/2009 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I had one of these on one of my finger joints. Very tender. It finally went away. I think all the typing I do might help it from getting worse.

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   Posted 11/6/2009 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a couple of different remidies for bone spurs if interested. I found the "trio" I use for arthritis and
fibro is slowly melting the one on my thumb joint. One I used for heel spurs was taking about 4000 Vit C
internally and using 50/50 comfrey tincture and DSMO (people version of horse linament). This disolves
them both from the inside and the outside. It had gotten to the point where I could barely step on my
heels without really works.
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   Posted 11/6/2009 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I have something like this and the doctor told me that they are benign fluid filled bone cysts. There are surgical treatments for them and then there is the "Bible" treatment. Back in the day the doctor used to tell housewives to have their husband slam the bible (or any other big book) on top of the lumps. This would usually rupture them and they would dissolve.

My first one showed up on my wedding ring finger and I was not about to have surgery on it in case I lost the tip of that finger. That's when my bone surgeon told me about the bible treatment. Instead of doing it with one big slam I started pinching the joint as hard as I could several times a day and then rubbing it. Within weeks it had subsided. I've since used this treatment on all of the new ones that have popped up and it's worked for me.

Doc said that they show up in families (if your mom has them you probably will too) and even when surgically removed from a joint they can recur. THAT'S why I chose to avoid surgery!
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   Posted 11/7/2009 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your responses ...they aren't scists they did say that they ruled them out and I'm gonna be tested for osteoarthritis......they also think I am in early stages of osteoporosis I'm 35 and think how can a 35 yr old woman with 5 kids be in a body that feels 100 kids keep me going but some days that's not enough...

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   Posted 11/7/2009 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I have the nolules on my smaller joints. They don't hurt to touch, but sometimes the joints will ache. It all depends on the weather it seems. Or if I use my hands a lot. Just more pain I guess. I am use to it I guess.

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   Posted 11/7/2009 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Could these be ganglions(sp) ?   I've had at the wrist and so has my son.  The doctors said the same things about dropping a book on them.  Our drs said they appear at a joint where there is a lot of stress.  Cyst appears and fills with fluid.
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