I haven't been diagnosed with any kind of arthritis yet but I thought that this community would be a good place to start if I had possible symptoms (before going to see my GP, obviously).
For the last couple of weeks I have noticed that the lower joints of the fingers on my right hand are larger than they used to be; I only noticed this because I was trying (and failing) to get some rings on. After a few hours any swelling that there may have been seems to have gone down as I can get the rings on without any problems.
Is this indicative of RA? Or is it likely to be something else? I do have some knee pain but I am hypermobile and the likelihood of osteoarthritis is apparently quite high for me. I do also have a pre-existing autoimmune condition.
Many thanks for any help