I was diagnosed with RA 18 yrs. ago and shortly after diag. I found small very painful lumps under my skin at the back of my knees. I was told "rheumatoid nodules" but they don't seem to fit the general description.
Now the nodules have spread and grown from knee area towards groin along what feels to be the tendon. There are similar nodules running along the underside of my arms from elbow towards armpit again feeling as if on a tendon. Feels like rope with knots along the length.
The pain is like there is a glass shard under the skin and cutting in. Usually only apparent when under even the slightest touch.