Sclerosis or arthritis?
I'm Emily, female aged 34. I've been having stiff and painful joints in particular fingers and toes rather than them all. I've had both x-rays and blood tests which have both come back as negative for arthritis.
I'm wondering what else this could be. all the fingers and toes in question are stiff and painful and no matter how hard i try they will no longer bend or extend fully. my right index finger is extremely painful and if i force it to bend it almost 'pops' as i bend it and when i let go it will ping back into it's previous position without me extending it myself. It feels like this is something to do with my tendons rather than the bones.
I had the same issue a year ago but with my thumb on my left hand - which now seems to be fine except for feeling a little stiff in the mornings.
I've suffered with Psoriasis since a child which is another autoimmune disease.
I have an appointment with my GP next week but wondered if there was anything i could be suggesting to him that this could be - as they seem to keep coming back to arthritis but my tests have already come back negative for that.
I'd really like to get this diagnosed soon, as I'm now completely unable to use my index finger on my right hand and walking is becoming very painful as i have the same issue in my left toes and right big toe. They will not bend down or stretch back so every step is becoming really painful.
Any feedback or help would be really appreciated.
Thanks so much