I have had a 'lumpy' and sore first finger for a few years but just thought I'm fifty, a bit overweight and have type 1 diabetes (well controlled), thats life and it hadn't been too much of a bother except when cold.
Now i have started getting other finger joint pains and both main thumb joints (where attach to hand if that makes sense) are tender and sometimes i struggle to hold things using the right thumb and driving for long periods is uncomfortable. I dont really want to bother the doctor with sore hands - sometimes they aren't sore for long periods of time -and wondered if anyone could suggest non medical help/advice. I have a reasonably physical job as a personal care assistant in a special school so need to use my hands a lot. I feel a bit silly posting as so many of you have serious pain and conditions but hoped someone could give advice or things to try. Thanks for any replies.