I have been referred to a Rheumy by my GP due to stiffness and pain in my fingers. My appointment is in 10 days. Since I saw my GP last (8 weeks ago), the pain and stiffness in my fingers is worse, and is now also in my wrists, elbows, feet and ankles, and shoulders and neck.
I am not sure if the shoulder and neck pain are connected, but they do seem to be getting worse at the same time as the other areas.
Over the last couple of days I have had almost constant pain in my arms. This seems to be radiating from my elbows, but goes down my arms into my wrists, hands and fingers, and up my arm into my shoulders. My elbows are have been getting stiffer and more painful over the past couple of weeks, but over the last couple of days I have noticed quite a huge difference. I am sat here now and I have pain from my shoulders down to the tips of my fingers and it is starting to get me down. My elbows hurt slightly on movement, and more if I try and lift anything or twist my arm. Does this sound like RA?
Does anyone have elbow pain that affects the arms, hands and shoulders too, or do I have more than one thing going on here? The muscles around my elbows are very tender, too. Is this normal wit RA?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.