Over the years, living with Osteoarthritis, I've understood the ongoing steady degeneration of my joints and spine. Since we all know there is really no cure for Osteoarthritis, I put most of my efforts into trying to slow it down.
But later, I've been noticing another aspect to this. From time to time, I have a thumb trigger finger that flares up. Right now, its in a flare up, has been for the past 3 weeks and will probably go on for another 3. I've also started a flare up in my right big toe.. At first we thought it to be pseudo-gout, only because of the pain and sensitivity to any pressure. At my recent doctor's appointment, it was determined, that it is not pseudo-gout, but instead an arthritis flareup
Which brought me to the next question. Why and how do these flareups start? Its been my experience that flare ups are more associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I have had blood work done and there is no sign of RA.
Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences