Does anyone out there have any information or experience with osteoarthritis???
I fear I might have it. The other day I noticed a bony lump on my knuckle. At first I just thought I must have bumped it without knowing, but the more I inspected it the less I believed it was caused by a bump.
After some googling I'm pretty sure this lump is a Bouchard's node. Other symptoms I experience are swollen, stiff and achey joints. My hands have always been a bit iffy, but I always passed it off as over use. The aches and pains have seemed to have gotten worse lately. And the finger with the bony lump is particularly sore.
I'm an artist and I am frikkin' petrified of losing function in my hands. I need full mobility! I'm going to the Dr tomorrow to have it checked out, but I'd like to go in with some knowledge.
What is going to happen to my hands????? Will this continue to get worse?