|Mine are just like this (Google)|
I've long wished I could do something about the arthritis in my fingers - the index finger of my right hand is even pointing 20 degrees to the right. Luckily, none of the joints hurts unless I receive a really firm handshake but they are unsightly and I've had to cut my two pretty rings off my fingers because they will no longer go over the joint. My sister-in-law keeps bees and swears by bee stings to make these lumps go away. She first saw same on a TV program and actually my husband let her bees sting his knuckle which had swollen and was hurting. The treatment worked amazingly well and the knuckle has returned to normal. However, his whole arm did swell up alarmingly right up to the armpit for a week. I'd like to try this but am a little scared of an allergic reaction. I am already inclined to asthma. My sister-in-law says you just have to relax and stay calm - it is the adrenalin generated by fear which causes the problem. I am in two minds about it: still it will be May before we go up the coast to visit them. Meanwhile, I mentioned my ugly, lumpy fingers to my six-year old great-niece while she was painstakingly giving me a manicure. "We've all got lumps", she said, "look at mine" and she made a fist and drew my attention to her perfectly formed tiny knuckles. Apparently, she sees no difference between hers and mine. Nice to be only six. Oh my goodness - having found a photo on Google and seen how much worse my hands could look, I wonder why I'm complaining.