Re: Arthritis at 41?
Hi. I too wish I had answers. My problems started in September 2011. I am 43. Pain and stiffness in my ankles, toes, wrists and finger joints. I have had ultrasounds and appear to have multiple sites of inflammed fluid sacs around various joints. I have a positive ANA 1/320 which suggests lupus or rheumatoid but not enough conclusive evidence to diagnose. So at this stage, rheumatologist is treating with pain relief for osteoarthritis / tendonitis. He is unsure at this stage if i have a developing auto-immune condition or not. The condition flares in the summer months and after exercise I am stiff for many hours in the larger joints (hips, ankles). It seems really difficult to get definitive diagnosis. Have you had any blood tests?