any ideas as fed up now have lots of pain in my joints, hips, feet and more so wrists and hands, also for about a year have had approx 2cm sized lumps on the inside of both wrists, they cause pain and when touched make my wrists click, also my fingers have started to hurt and bend over slightly to the right on right hand. writing is agony after a while. my toes are also painful and have started going under other toes and onto their side, saw rheumatologist who sent me for investigations gotta wait another 2 months to go back for those but has ultra sound of wrist lumps today and was told nothing there only normal muscle and tendons!?! any ideas anyone driving me mad and hoping not gonna have we dont know as the answer
There are many things that can cause lumps or bumps on the hands and feet. The fact that they are not fluid filled, rules out ganglion cysts, which is the most common.
The fact that your digits are drifting, is concerning for rheumatoid arthritis. RA can also cause nodules on the tendons. So, you may have that, but your rheumatologist will have to give you your results.
hi hope you dont mind me asking further, had results all bloods ok, not sure which, had ultra sound scan of the wrist lumps told they were thickened normal tissue then discharged me fed up now, why would the tissue thicken? and cause pain? the xray of my feet was apparently normal my toes are collapsing on their side due to age?! im 32:(
hope you dont mind me asking again really fed up now
There are some people who have accessory muscles in their hands. It is not common, but the extensor digitorum brevis manus muscle is often misdiagnosed as a ganglion cyst.
If it is thickened tissue, that is not normal. It is usually due to inflammation. But, what is causing the inflammation?
Even though you have labs within normal limits, that does not rule out all of the arthropathies. It may be that you are just presenting at a very early stage of a disorder, before the "classic" symptoms have appeared.
About all you can do at this time, is treat your symptoms, and keep seeing the doctor every so often. If you do not say anything, the doctors are going to assume you are doing okay. You need to keep telling them that you are not doing okay, and that you need some answers.
It may take some effort and time, but be persistent. Sometimes is just takes one doctor to have an "ah-ha" moment or for enough symptoms to show up, to finally get a firm diagnosis.