So my hands are slowly getting worse, and last week I noticed that there are two spots on my left knee, the inside bottom, and outside middle, that are sensitive to the touch. Touching or pushing on them results in sharp pain, and last week I did a lot of walking and especially when I walked two or three miles, both knees started to ache. Almost the identical spots on my right knee are tender. My right knee has ached many times before, but I assumed it was due to previous injuries and surgery. It may still be, but I have never injured my left knee, so I don't have an explanation for the pain in it. I'm also not sure how long it has been going on. It doesn't hurt unless I've been on my feet for a long time (which doesn't happen all that often, i'm generally at a computer) or if I bump it against something, which I haven't done in quite a while either. I only noticed it because I went to put my knees up against the edge of the desk I was sitting at, and it caused very sharp pain.
The pinkie and middle finger on my right hand are starting to ache as well as the 4th finger, and sometimes a kind of pulsing ache goes through all of my fingers, especially if I've been typing a lot or otherwise using my hands a lot.
I'm hoping it's not rheumatism but a friend of mine who is a doctor thinks it may be. I'll have to update the doctor on my new symptoms when I see her again on Jul 17th.