Well to qualify for RA, atleast 2 of the following things should be present -
1) Early morning joint stiffness.
2) Migratory polyarthritis.
3) more than 6 weeks of joint pain.
4) Small joint involvement.
I would suggest you to go for ESR and Serum CCP to fully rule out RA especially the latter examination.
Meanwhile, in case of severe pain, please take some anti-inflamatories to decrease the pain.
Feel free to post me, once CCP is done.
hi, i was 17 yrs of age when i was diagnosed with rheumetoid arthritis. they thought it was just inflamation at first but it wasnt.. the pain just got worse. i am now 24 and still am dealin with it... its not a fun thing to have to deal with. does ur joints feel like if u sprained them or severely bruised them?? not to the touch but how they feel... does ur hands swell up? and does it kinda stop u from doin certain things at home or work or anywhere? mine do. its very hard to get by with them hurting and my job doesnt help either.. lol. but if i were u i would have them do some more in depth testing to find the culprit of ur pain....