Finger joints

Hi, I haven’t posted before but I have a particular problem with my hands which had recently got worse. All the joints on my fingers are affected and swollen to various degrees. In recent weeks this had become much worse and more painful. What have people tried to help with this.

by the way my doctor has never sent me to see a consultant for any kind of formal diagnosis and has said there is not much they can do for this problem.


  • Chris_R
    Chris_R Moderator Posts: 764
    edited 11. Nov 2022, 14:56

    Hi @georgielaw

    Welcome to the online community,its great you are posting.

    You say that you have a problem with your hands with finger joints swollen and painful and recently getting worse,your GP has never referred you to a consultant for a formal diagnosis as he said there is not much they can do for this problem.

    Firstly if your GP wont refer you i would get a secound opinion from another GP as it should be diagnosed so your treatment can be benificial to you.

    here are a few links that may help

    Hope this helps in some way,please keep in touch and tell us how you are getting on and do go onto our forums where there are people who understand what you are going through,chatting to others often brings a little hope into a situation,everyone is friendly and will offer advice .

    Take care all the best Christine

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  • ellyb39
    ellyb39 Member Posts: 14

    My gp referred me to the hand clinic and they helped a lot .is there a clinic in your local hospital ?