For about three weeks I've had a dull ache in the middle knuckles of my first two fingers on both hands. The ache is not continuous & doesn't even really seem to occur at specific times of the day. Sometimes they hurt when I grip something. They hurt when there's any sort of twisting motion (i.e. drying my hands) & after a full day of typing. They also ache when DGF holds my hand (when our fingers interlock) and her knuckles rub against mine. It's only these four knuckles & the aches started at the same time (about 3 weeks ago). I liken the ache to the mild aches that you feel in other joints when you have the flu - not painful, just annoying and bothersome. Is this arthritis? Surely the combined wisdom, knowledge, & expetise of the PRT can offer something.