I have had stiff hands every morning for 6 months. I have a nodule on my right pinky finger knuckle. My doctor says I don't have RA because my ccp was negative. I do have an elevated Rheumatoid factor and elevated SED Rate. I have hot joints. Knees, ankles, wrists, elbows, and shoulders. It gets worse when I am inactive, or active, or exercise. I am on Aleve right now, and he did give me Tramadol for pain. My muscles are acting up as well. Is this RA?