My knuckle started to swell
But my knuckle became increasingly swollen and I could hardly grip anything anymore. I kept getting these shooting pains that seemed to go right through my body. It was very, very painful, and always very sudden too. Like sometimes I picked up a plate and everything was normal, then suddenly I was in real pain and had to let go of it.
Other patients tend to have problems in their toes or other joints, but it was my finger that was affected. Lots of people have the pain at night, but I usually had it during the day. I was able to sleep fine at night and it didn't bother me at all. I also can't say that the pain started straight after eating certain types of food. It just came out of the blue.