My arthritis doesnot look like this, my wholefinger doesn't swell, just the nuckles and a little maybe, but mostly crooked and stiff. His finger is twice the size of the other overnight he says the two joints hurt. I don't have rheumatoid, but wondered if this is what RA does or even some types of arthritis.
He says he can't take off work for the doc and is working long hours. I am going to get him in somehow, even if ER, though I knowhe won't wait. I think it looks like an infection, like you get froma spider bite, but it is not warm and not black and blue or green. It seems like its septic, maybe like cellulitis. But it is oddly limited to thisone finger and his pain is inthe joints and is bringing him to tears when he bends it and he is super tough.
Does this sound like arthritis? I know he will have some arthritis inhis hands from doing rough outdor work. I'm worried he may have broken it, didn't know it, an there is a worse infection. Maybe it is just really painful arthritis. I don't know.
Any ideas? Have you had arthrits like this?
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids