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Anyone Have Experience With RA Nodules?

Anyone Have Experience With RA Nodules?

Three days ago I first noticed a hard, painless lump on my thumb. It it doesn't feel anything like a boil or infection but like a growth. It is not movable and is about 1/2 inch in diameter and 1/8 th raised. It is the same color and just feels like my finger decided to grow something as a decoration.

A myRAteam Member said:

@SheilaSelby
You might want to ask your Rheumatologist about prescribing a mild muscle relaxer vs pain meds. This is what ours did and it really helped.
I have RA and OA and very little pain, more stiffness. My daughter has PCOS and Fibromyalgia and lots of pain as they effect the nerves.
I hope this helps.
Take care of you!

posted 4 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I get them a lot on my fingers/thumbs and they are extremely painful. Some disappear after a week or two, but some stay. Those that do linger stop being painful after 7-10 days.

posted 5 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hi Heyjude, my finger is like your photo, I find elasticated gloves help. jxx

posted 5 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

They will not remove nodules means your r,a full blown right now you have to wait see if they go away on there on they do hurt I had them years ago on my elbows.

posted 5 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I gave these raided lumps on a few of my fingers. Sometimes they hurt, sometimes not!!
Had my thumb & first ginger get “locked” it’s really painful. But hand doc gave me 2 little braces for my thumbs. So it doesn’t happen too often now!🙏

posted 5 months ago
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