All the joints in my hands and wrists hurt, including shooting pains from my wrists and down my lower arms. I don't know if this is Carpel Tunnel syndrome? However, the painful joints in my hands are not inflamed and swollen like when I first got RA (I was extremely bad with it). I'm on methotrexate, which I seem to have responded to well and was on prednisolone for 2 to 3 years in the beginning. I am informed that painful DIP joints can't be RA - but all joints hurt and, initially, all the joints in my body. I'm now beginning to wonder if it's a miss-diagnosis - What else might it be - does anyone have any ideas??