Is there anything that can be done to remove RA nodules from my finger?
Unfortunately, I don't know too much about RA nodules, but it's my understanding that they can be removed surgically. I recommend you speak your rheumatologist to get more information.
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I had big nodules on my elbows and knee. The one on my knee was so big, that I could not kneel down. It was too painful. Over the past 10 years I have been on a long list of the usual meds, Prednisone, Methotrexate, embrel, etc. None of those meds affected the nodule. For the past year, I have been on Orencia, lo and behold, the nodules are getting much small. The one on my knee is almost all gone. Thank God for Orencia - it has also eliminated my pain and stiffness.
I have 2 small ones one on wrist and 1 on finger they come and go in size. Fortunately they don't hurt.
I have several on each under forearm from the elbows down - quite big about 1" x 1" and some smaller ones. Big ones stay about that size and smaller ones go up and down.
The ones on my under forearm are aggravated because I am in a wheelchair and have my arms on the wheelchair arms all the time.
2 other of my rheumatoid friends have them about the same size/places.
I have heard from a Rheumy that they can be surgically removed but usually grow back. I wouldn't rigs surgery as every time I get surgery I seem to get staphyococcus infections.
I try to ignore them.