I'm only 28 so I dont know if the doctor will think am stupid or dramatic. For the last couple of months I've had pain in my hands particularly at the base of my thumb and heel of the hand. So bad I can't weight bear on it. I've always had achy hips and back and now my shoulder is sore most days. And I can feel a grinding in it. My mum has r.a and has had knee replacement and she's not even 60. My aunt has lupus a s fibromyalgia so there's deffy issues in the family... How can I see if this is arthritis as my thyroid levels are all optimal..