the symptoms you are presenting are very charateteristic of rhumatoid arthritis
, which is an autoimmune disease
. It shall be advisable for you to do another test called the Rhumatoid factor to confirm the diagnosis. However, other autoimmune diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus
could mimic a similar presentation. Treatment of this disease is usually step wise depending on the stage and individual response of the patient to particular drugs. the drugs used generally span from non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs, cortisteroids, gold salts depending on the case.
The clinical response is usually could but complications can set in if treatment is not started quickly or well followed up. My advise is you meet your family physician for proper diagnosus and other tests and to be placed on treatment. It would be ideal if you could meet a rhumatologist for specialized care.
Wishing you a quick recovery,