Pain throughout my body (symmetrical) and deformity has started in my hands. I’m 28 years old and my X-Ray results came back needing “NO FURTHER ACTION”. Do these hands look normal or do you think I need a second or maybe third opinion?
I should’ve elaborated. The wonky-like shape of my fingers. Joint pain in the areas where rheumatoid arthritis is typically seen (feet, knees, hands, wrists) and in my case groin and lower back. All pain is symmetrical (both knees are in pain etc etc.).
bloods came back normal (CRP, and certain antibodies).
Radiologist stated “no further action needed” and that’s all I know.
I have booked to see a rheumatologist privately, as all confidence in the socialist healthcare system here in the UK has been lost from me.
If its really early, you coukd trybanibiotic on your own. I bieve i saw study early antibiotic can be curative. First 6 months of onset.
See if you can get a report of the xray itsekf. For ra they look for erosive changes that are pretty distinct. But hell that takes la while to show up anyway
They do look a bit off to the side but first thing thatboccurred to me is almost looked like a neuromuscular thing rather than necessarily the pip joints messed up
(I had a toe pusged off to side from neural stuff never diagnosed)
For bloods, if its early , RA, they need to test for anti CCP antibody as well as RF
I was just friping to someone that my CRO is never elevated even with raging fevers. Hopefully you also had a SED rate and i woukd thinknimmunoglobulibs to test IgG levels abd see if high as well as an ANA. Hopefully a new doc can get the ones you havent had.
Check out assorted mimics too- reactive arthritis, parvo, hep C, akkyati sponsylitis, paoriatic arthritis, joint manufestations of inflammatory bowel disease. , There are over 100 kinds of arthritis
Look to see if joibts swollen red and hot as well s painful
Johns hopkibs has an earky RA clinic- its worth reading the wensite on it because they have alot of indo even for those not