Hello, I'm new to this site and here on behalf of my best friend. She's been going through these pains for over 4 months now and they're progressively getting worse. She lives in Canada, and me in the US. I'm not knocking Canadian doctors, but she has been to quite a few and none have correctly diagnosed or fixed the problem. So I'm trying to get her help any way possible. I asked her to send me a list of symptoms and this is what I received..
Very Stiff Joints
Lump in wrist
No movement at times in both wrists. Can't put any weight on it.
Wrists are so sore sometimes she cant even touch them.
Can't fully open left hand or close it. Hurts to even relax it.
Bone under pointer finger is very sore. Can't fully bend it.
Feels like hands are on fire at times.
Part under thumb (on her palm) gets hard as a rock.
Can't walk straight/normal in the morning.
Pain is much worse in the morning and at night.
So as you can see it's mostly hand/finger/wrist pain but she has problems with her feet as well. The doctors she has been to gave her insoles for her shoes which are suppose to help with her feet. It was pretty much a band-aid fix and now they've been rendered practically useless. Also the doctors told her she has tendinitis. She's done research on her own and said she thinks it could be Raynuad's Syndrome. If anyone believes it could be that, what are the treatments/cures for that syndrome/disease if any? Honestly, any kind of help on this situation would be much appreciated. She's in an immense amount of pain and just looking for answers as soon as possible. Thanks a million to anyone in advance who can help.