RA: Nodules under knuckles and under toes - anyone else?
I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis with positive RF ( rheumatoid factor ) three years ago. I think my RF is borderline at 10.5 but I have other positive antibodies and pain and swelling in many joints as well as plantar pain and heel and pain in the ankles ( tendinitis ) my knees are always swollen and painful etc etc
I also have OA ( osteoarthritis ) in some joints
Lately I have been puzzled by small painful "balls” under my skin. Some are mobile. They are under several knuckles and under one the big toes.
My doctor only saw the one under my big toe and said is RA thickening of the skin versus RA nodules but now I have several under my knuckles but the first falange which is usually OA. The X-ray of the toes showed very mild OA in the toes.
Anyone experiencing something the same?
I read about OA and RA nodules but they develop ON knuckles not UNDER and they look different and my nodules are small balls and very painful which OA are not.
Thank you in advance for any response