Hi to everyone - I've found a little lump at the bottom of my thumb, well, sort of midway between thumb and wrist.....wasn't there yesterday, and not got this on opposite thumb. I can't tell if it's a nodule or not! It feels solid, like bone. The skin is red. Can anyone enlighten me about nodules please? From what I've read, and in pictures, I thought rheumatoid nodules would be softer?? And if it IS a nodule, does that mean the disease is getting worse? Would be really grateful to hear from anyone who does have them. Thanks a lot.