Arthritis Community
Is this the Start of Arthritis?
Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Is this the Start of Arthritis?

I am a 26 year old female who a paternal grandmother with rheumatoid arthritis, but no one else in my extended or immediate family has any type of arthritis (so far.)
Lately, a few times a week, when I wake up in the morning, my knuckles and fingers swell so that I cannot get a ring on, and it is SO painful to open and close my fists or try to open any bottles, etc.
These symptoms generally disappear within an hour and have only happened in the morning thus far.
Could this be the beginnings of arthritis, or am I just freaking out over nothing?? Thanks for reading!

                                                  ***ERIKA LOU***
Related Discussions
387767_tn?1345875627
Hi Erika,

My fingers/hands swell and hurt also, and my wrists.  My thumbs are the worst.  However, I am much older than you.  My sister has rheumatoid arthritis, and my grandmother had it.  I am trying to get a diagnosis now, but it is difficult because you can still have the disease, but test negative for it.  Also, as I understand, some people have a combination of osteoarthritis (I have in my knees) and rheumatoid.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Arthritis Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Pain Answerers
547368_tn?1440545385
Blank
Tuckamore
On the Beaches of Paradise, FL
1193998_tn?1265121197
Blank
carolanivey
OH
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom