So I have suspected I have an arthritis of one type or another. My knees are of course in rough shape, Ortho says I will need new knee within a few years, that was when i was 38, im now 42. I have more pain and stiffness and bouts of fatique i wouldnt be able to shake for a week at a time, i call it my body flu!! But literally since Easter weekend, my fingers have these small marble type lumps on the joints nearest to my nail, they are so painful to touch. I actually thought i had burnt myself, its a burning pain. same fingers both hands in less than a month. does this sound familiar to how RA might start. I had my rf done a few years back, i dont exactly know what it was but my gp sent me to a rhuemy. He didnt seem concerned. but now this finger thing is new.