Re: I think this is arthritis? Left index finger pain
Sorry you've been experiencing this for so long. There's really no way to know what it is without you paying the doc a visit. It doesn't sound exactly like arthritis to me. Have you ever had it x-rayed or had an MRI of it? I think you should get that done so that you know what you're dealing with first. Have you ever tried wearing a brace or splint on that finger? You might want to try one to see if it helps, wear it overnight so that it doesn't interfere with your daily activities. It shouldn't hurt to try that, but I'm not a doc, I'd definitely get a doc's opinion.