When I mentioned to my rhemy that my fingers hurt, he laughed and said that was just old age. 43 isn't that old, surely?
Then mentioned it to my Doc who didn't even look at my fingers, just said it's probably early osteoarthritis.
After doing a bit of googling, I found some info on menopausal arthritis which seemed to be just what I was experiencing. However the article was from a magazine, which was heavily into advertising particular creams etc so I would be keen on less-biased advice. Am rather hoping it is this menopausal arthritis as the article says it improves on its own after a few years!