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My latest flare up left me with pain in my fingers, most notably in my middle finger of the right hand (I’m right handed). It is swollen and “rusty”. Sometimes the pain wakes me up during the night. In the morning the pain and the sensation of stiffness are the strongest. It's starting to affect other fingers as well.
This is surely exacerbated with any kind of work. But if I do not move, then the fingers get even stiffer.
What worries me is the fact that now my middle finger of the left hand seems to be affected as well.
I took prednisone which cleared out the back pain and my spine is straight again, thank God. But it did nothing for my hands.
Here’s what I’ve been thinking about:
Just before the flare up, I hurt my middle finger of the right hand twice. Nothing major. Could it be that this “injury” has provoked a chronic inflammation? Could it be that my body is mirroring the pain on its left side?
I had an X-ray of my hands and everything seems to be in order, so I’m guessing that the problem is with the soft tissues.
Has anybody ever hand anything similar? Is there a solution? Will it go away on its own? In truth, I think that it is getting worse.
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