Hi I'm new to this forum . What started me into this was reading an article today that was encouraging people to go to the Doctors early when experiencing symptoms of arthritis . I have arthritis in my hands and some toes , I have it in my neck and lower spine and upto now have had four opps for various lower spine probs . However on the general front of arthritis in fingers and toes I must say my Doctor is so supportive and helpful , NOT. The response from my Doc is , what did you expect you're getting older , you just have to accept it ,get on with it .