• portlandRA February 21, 2010
    February 21, 2010

    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.

  • stramber February 19, 2010
    February 19, 2010

    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.

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