Thanks Bill - that's exactly how I would describe this - "angry tendons"! Plus quite a bit of swelling. One joint normally has an ebb/flow arthritis condition, but this is the tendons along the full length of the top of the fingers. Hurts to touch or bend in either direction. Had similar in feet when Lupus was more active, but it's been quiet for a bit over a year so not sure what dx might be.
I would not be a candidate for Celebrex, turns out it's sulfa-based and like many of us with Lupus I have an allergy to sulfa. Taking 4 ibuprofen every 4 hours, taping the fingers (to keep them resting), ice as I can...
Thankfully I was able to work out some this am - I was afraid once my blood was moving that the fingers would throb but they did not. (Yay!) I'll call my rheumy after lunch. My guess is he'll just want to add some prednisone for a week or so...
Glad your knee is doing better! Hurting and feeling weak is not fun.
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