it started last winter. My knuckles would be a little stiff, a little swollen. I’d have to take my wedding rings off, which is annoying, because I’m kinda obsessed about wearing them. it felt like I’d bashed my hands against a brick wall, I expected bruises to show up. heat and humidity helped.
Our apartment is three flights up, and the outdoor steps are really steep. Sometimes my knees would lock up as I was walking down the stairs.
It rained all weekend, and damn did we need the rain. My knees have been hurting since Friday. I biked on our excercize bike for about a half hour, and they stopped hurting, and then started again. Ice pack didn’t help. they just hurt like a mofo.
I’m 37. Is this arthritis? Is this normal?