Dear friend, thank you for choosing HCM.
if there pain , swelling, stiffness
of smaller joints like hands, feet etc and is more in the morning and easing in the evening,
it is likely an rheumatoid arthritis
pl. describe in greater detail about the symptoms. is there redness or deformity
of the joints?
can upload a picture of the hands when bad.(there is an uploader on this site).
you will need to seea rheumatologist
, get a check up, blood tests, ESR. RA factor, Anti CCP levels, Xray, ECG etc.
you will need anti inflammatory treatment under supervision.
till then try simpler painkillers like paracetamol
or ibuprofen if no contra-indication.
act on your doctor's advice.
I hope to have answered your query satisfactorily.
Take care and please keep me informed of your progress.
Good Luck !
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