Hi, i'm looking for a little bit of advice or where to get it. My mum has RA had it for almost 40yrs. When she first showed symptoms her RF factor was negative and the symptoms, joint swellings pain etc where not symmetrical. I have recently been told I have early onset osteoarthritis in my hands and knees however I am experiencing joint swelling and heat in my knuckles that is extremely painful especially if the joints are knocked. Sometimes it's a couple of fingers on the same hand but not the other and then weeks or months later the other hand. I mentioned this and my mum's history to a RA doctor who just dismissed it. I'm a little concerned as my right index finger is now ever so slightly bent and I'm worried the joint is becoming damaged with the flare ups. Should I go back to my GP and push the matter or see how it goes?
Regards LissH (37yrs)