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Gout? or Rheumatoid Arthritis or something else?

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  • Posted By: Lord Clinterty
  • December 16, 2006
  • 08:24 AM

I have intense pain in my middle finger,right at the middle joint. It started overnight two and a half weeks ago. Im a 45 year old male,with a reasonable diet,nonsmoker,nondrinker,good weight,no family history etc.
It is very painful in the morning for 10 minutes--then better through the day. And I seem to be even more senstive to the cold and depressed. I cannot bend that finger due to the pain,buttoning my shirt is difficult,pulling off gloves difficult. I have a cold and wet job in a cooled warehouse and was raised in the cold wet Scottish Highlands. Im waiting and waiting for various tests to come back. I have a chance to go to a hot dryish climate near the equator. Should I go?

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  • Sounds like OsteoArthritis to me. You use your fingers alot on the job. Does Medicine take it away? Any type of injury to bone, 10 yrs later oa happens I have been told by my dr. Ask you family Dr next time in to see him. Good luck
    FloridaSunshine 6 Replies
    • December 16, 2006
    • 01:08 PM
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