Hello, I've been having muscular pain in my left hand, mainly the thumb and index finger, which radiates down the inside of the forearm but not all the way to the elbow. I still have full mobility and sensation and can still grip stuff, there is no numbness or tingling. It has persisted for over a week now, and seems to come and go, and feel better at some times than others. I do get the odd day where my left elbow and knee feels really stiff and sore but still has full mobility. Ibuprofen and aspirin have only been of limited effect.
I'm a 38 year old male, not overweight, work out 4 times a week but work a desk job. If its not arthritis what else could it be?
I don't want to have to take NSAIDS everyday since they apparently increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes (although inflammation plays a role in such things so I don't get how an ANTI-inflammatory can increase the risk of these things?