Hand arthritis

Galway Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:11 in Living with arthritis

I have arthritis not too bad in my thumbs, but a couple of weeks ago the middle joint third finger left hand at first felt a bit odd, but quickly became 'locked', very painful. If I haven't been using it, it's agony to get it working again, pains at screaming level feels like there's something moving either side and I think I'm feeling the bones rubbing over each other. Does anyone else have this, does it really sound like osteoarthritis, any way I could ease or am I stuck with it. Like so many other NHS districts I can't get through to my GP, I don't think it's enough of an emergency to go to A+E which can't cope after covid