Thanks for writing in.
I would agree that your husband's symptoms are suggestive of arthritis. This could be either osteoarthritis
or rheumatoid arthritis
. The possibility of the latter is greater in your husband's case. A detailed examination by a physician and an Xray would be required to know what it is. If the suspicion is towards RA, then some tests like rheumatoid factor
and Anti-CCP antibodies
would be required.
Till then, I would suggest that he exercise his hand as much as possible; take Tablet Motrin 1 tablet as and when required ( upto 4 times daily) and not take any stress
In either case, we should be able to deal with the problem and I am sure your husband will be much better very soon.
Hope this helps.