Re: pain and swelling in knuckle of finger
It could be arthritis, but it could be a lot of things as well.
First, a few questions:
-Age and gender?
-Any past medical history or significant family history (esp other autoimmune diseases like lupus?
-Any recent infections?
-How would you describe how the joint feels (eg sharp, burning, sore, achy, etc).
-Does your joint feel stiff?
-Does this happen more/less often at any time of day?
-Any other medical problems (fatigue, weight loss, fever, muscle soreness, etc)?
Last edited by fudd; 03-13-2004 at 12:03 PM.