| | fingers curling up and other Joint Problems
I'm 17 years old and been having Joint pain for 6 months now. I got moderate pain and stiffness in my finger joints, Knees, Toes, Neck, Back and Shoulders with no real swelling. I have been to the doctor a number of times about two months ago I got blood tests done which include CBC, sed rate, CRP, ANA, Rheumatoid factor and every came back normal because of this the doctor stamped me with the good old 'stress is the cause of the pain' label.
What got me really worried is that every once in a while my finger joints becomes really stiff and will curl up into a hook like shape in partically my two little fingers. With effort I can straighten them except for my little fingers that just pop back up into a hook as soon as I straight them.
Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong? Is it possible to have RA starting out with normal blood levels? Does anyone else have this problem with their fingers curl into hooks?
Last edited by Autie; 10-22-2005 at 05:23 PM.