My left ankle has been sore now for about 6 weeks without let up. Wondering if it's RA or not - since I've no specialist to ask I have no idea really. My other foot is sore in the ball of the foot but it's less noticeable and this makes me wonder if this is RA or if I twisted it sometime. Also my elbow is sore on left side as well and it hurts when I stretch out my arm fully or pull it in fully right on the bone and the whole arm is achy including the shoulder and muscles. Again I know that in the past i've only had symmetrical pains so I'm a bit muddled as this is quite moderate pain and only really hurts when I move these joints - much worse first thing in morning. Wondering whether it might be OA rather than RA actually but I have no idea how the pain differs with these two diseases. None of the pain produces anything visible re swelling or heat although my ESR was up at 50 when last checked. Advice based on experience anyone?