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Knuckle lump appeared

(6 Posts)
XianW Fri 26-Dec-14 16:05:20

A lump has appeared on the knuckle of my index finger. It isn't painful but is sore when I move the finger (when the skin gets stretched over the lump). The skin over the lump is lightly red. I have full mobility and the lump isn one the knuckle not to the side

I'm nearly 50 and there isn history of arthritis in my family. I developed sero-negative rheumatoid arthritis at 13, but apart from one short bout when I was about 18, I have had no symptoms apart from swollen ankles ever and no pain.

Any this the start of oesteo-arthritis?
Photo attached

XianW Sat 27-Dec-14 00:05:56

Can anyone help. Should I see a GP? If it is arthritis what do I do?

wohmum Sat 27-Dec-14 00:08:18

I also have this - been there for a few years and always wondered what it was! Sorry can't be more help, but looking forward to other replies!

HaveYouTriedARewardChart Sat 27-Dec-14 00:16:00

You can get ganglions on your knuckles which I think can be associated with arthritis. DP has one but he's only 36 and definitely not arthritic yet though! Though I have a feeling it is more common on top knuckle (???) Anyway, try googling ganglion (bit of a tongue twister that!)

allypally999 Sat 27-Dec-14 10:04:25

I have a few funny bumps here and there on my hands now (56) and mentioned it to GP - he just gave the newest one a feel and said "doesn't seem arthritic - it'll probably go away". It has moved but now I am paying more attention some of my knuckle joints are much bigger on one hand so probably is start of arthritis.

Getting old is so much fun!

XianW Sun 28-Dec-14 21:55:22

Allypally999, I think that is what I am going to hear.
It isn't ganglions apparently as I saw a pharmacist and they said it probably wasn't arthritis either, and may 'just go away on its own'.

I am currently using Infuprofen gel and glucosamine gel and will see my GP when they are likely to be less busy than the next few weeks.

I hate getting old too.

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