I've officially had OA in my left elbow for 5 or 6 years, and my right thumb is now arthritic (I use my arms a lot for mobility, more than most) these are both a given, a sort of low level hum of pain going on in the background.
When I had my elbows scanned a few years back the right elbow was declared 'really quite a good joint' - altho' I remember at the time thinking 'it's not right', I told a surgeon at the time and his response was 'if it's not bothering you now it's ok'.
The last 3 or 4 weeks I've noticed fleeting pains more often in my right elbow - I've still got full movement, no swelling, no grating, sometimes it's inside the joint sometimes out, but it's never really long enough to get a grip on. I do things that ought to set it off but they don't - it just seems to come out of thin air.
When I look back at what I've just written I think I must be imagining it all - anyone else had this?