Thanks for writing in.
Are the joint pains
associated with fever ? Any history of stiffness
of the joints on waking up in the morning? Your age and gender might give a clue, as some forms of arthritis are more common in a particular age group etc. Any history of joint problems in your family? Does the pain get better with rest or activity?
With the history you have provided so far, I would definitely want to rule out Rheumatoid arthritis
.However , you said your doctor has ruled it out. Has an X-ray of the wrist /hand been taken?
Other possibilities are Gout, SLE, Autoimmune arthritis
I would suggest you visit a rheumatologist
for an expert opinion. In the meantime, you could have over the counter pain relief medication like brufen after food. Apply hot fomentation over the painful joints.
Hope this helps.
Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan