Advice please all you handsy folks...

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tjt6768
tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
edited 19. Jan 2011, 19:52 in Living with Arthritis archive
hi folks, I know some of you are aware of the problems I've been having with my hands and wrists and my confusing rheumy appointment the other day..
Well I wondered if anyone could shine any light on the unusual lumps I have on the palms of both hands.. And no rude comments folks.. Lol
If you flex you hands open you can see the tendons or muscles at the base of each finger.. Well mine are all swollen.. Like big lumps, even when I don't flex my hands, and they're slightly swollen on the opposing sides in a couple of places, feels tight, it's hard to describe, just wondered if anyone had any ideas.. If I do have ra it's all new to me, I'm an oa old timer and never suffered any swelling problems (again, no comments thank you! Lol) before..

Thanks folks...
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  • traluvie
    traluvie Member Posts: 2,579
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Toni..

    Did your doc notice these???
    Could they be nodules??
    Maybe you could see your gp to check it out??
    xxxxx
    th_tn_TisFORTIGGER.jpgxxTracyxx
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I don't think he noticed me sat there let alone my bumps, lol..
    I think that I am due a medicine revue this month so if I am will ask the GP to have a gander... They're very soft, but tight if you know what I mean.. Definately not boney in any way.. :???: :?:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WII2Gu9z-uE
    :lol::lol:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
    k040.gif
    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • jilly
    jilly Member Posts: 503
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi tony i have the problem with the tendons in the hands mostly my thumb , the tendon stands up and is tight and it is itchy and feels funny. My hands go bright red sometimes , they are really hot and itchy then go very cold . dont know if that helps .. jilly
  • traluvie
    traluvie Member Posts: 2,579
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    tjt6768 wrote:
    I don't think he noticed me sat there let alone my bumps, lol..
    I think that I am due a medicine revue this month so if I am will ask the GP to have a gander... They're very soft, but tight if you know what I mean.. Definately not boney in any way.. :???: :?:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WII2Gu9z-uE
    :lol::lol:

    Maybe they are cysts some cysts on hands are formed from joint fluid..
    Def get it checked out with your doc though and let us know how u get on..
    Take care
    Tracy
    xxxx
    th_tn_TisFORTIGGER.jpgxxTracyxx
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks girls... They actually sting, it's weird to describe, maybe it could be something to do with the tendons, I am no expert when it comes to hand problems, give me knees and spines, lol....

    I wonder if this is a problem associated with carpel tunnel, would be interesting to find out as that is what the doc is doing the nerve thing to check for.. Mmmm, might have a quick butchers round the t'interwebby..
    :grin:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
    k040.gif
    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • jilly
    jilly Member Posts: 503
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I get strange things happening with my fingers the tendons are standing up and feel itchy , i have tiny lumps along my fingers around the joints. My hands suddenly go bright red then blue and cold . ..they said it was rhynards today at the hospital......jilly

    I get stingy pains in one finger it pulses , it lasts for hours . the
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    there are three distinct lumps at the base of the fingers, one between the index and middle, then one between middle and ring finger and then the last between ring and little finger, I know that it is normal to be able to see your tendons ( I assume that's what they are) but I don't think mine look quite normal.. Lol
    I will have a look at reynauds... BRB

    :grin:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
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    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I'm pretty sure it's not reynuads... Fingers don't go white, do have a lot of pins and needles though...

    Maybe a trip to the quacks is needed eh? :roll:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
    k040.gif
    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Tony,

    he should have noticed! I wonder if its worth running it past your gp?

    The tendons are in that area but you might have carpal tunnel and that would account for the pins and needles as well......

    Wish they would hurry up and sort it out for you. Hang in there and do your hands go blue or deep purple? Cris x
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Cris, quick reply before I log out, thanks for the response..

    I haven't noticed any discolouration, sometimes my palms go blotchy but I think everyone's do that every now and then..



    G'night hun..

    Sleep well
    :grin:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
    n035.gifRa-1996 -2013 RIP...
    k040.gif
    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Tony,

    You sleep well too but this one I still think is best run past your gp....

    It could all be connected to the carpal tunnel but could also be tendinitis in fact quite a few things and well best get it looked at i think.....

    till can't believe the rumo failed to notice! Hope you get a good night. Cris x