Hello, I believe I've had RA for some time now but the blood work finally came back positive in May. I've been having the typical flares, but I've noticed now that in two of my fingers, middle finger on left hand, thumb on right hand,the knuckle joints are always hurting and that it's kind of numb, with some type of knot like things. It's not something you can see quite well, but I know it is there. My thumb knuckle doesn't really bend as it use to and I know my knuckles are bigger/swollen than they use to be. What I'm wondering if anyone knows if this could be those RA nodules? I was so hoping I'd not get any of those. Does anyone have any photos of the nodules when they're just beginning please? I haven't been to a Rheumatologist yet and it looks like it will be some time before my insurance can find one for me. Thanks.