I was diagnosed with RA this summer but, about a year before joint problems surfaced I developed three small, hard lumps on the palm side of two fingers, near my fingertips - I hope that makes sense!. Strangely they are the fingers most used when using a computer mouse (and I'm almost tied to one for 7 hours a day). At the time they appeared my GP said they were ganglions (end of story) but more recently the RA Specialist Nurse says they're rheumatoid nodules. They do occasionally get a bit tender to touch and this last week or so I've got a crop of 4 tiny ones starting to appear. So, I was just wondering if they were a sign of RA a year before the real problems started. Has anyone out there had a similar experience?