The way that I would describe your set of symptoms is that you have polyarticular arthralgias. This basically just means that you have multiple joints that hurt you. I recommend that you schedule an appointment with your primary care physician
. Whenever someone presents to a physician with these symptoms, there is a certain standard workup that should be done to find out the cause. If somebody comes in with pain in their knuckles and wrists, then certainly rheumatoid arthritis
should be looked into. This should start with plain x-rays of your hands and wrists to look for any signs of joint disease such as erosions and joint space narrowing. In addition, you should have a set of blood tests that look for signs of inflammation and also certain markers of rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory joint diseases. If none of these signs are present, then sometimes a physician will perform tests for certain infections such as Lyme disease depending on where you live and where you travel. If these tests are all negative, then most likely you have a nonspecific pain syndrome which is extremely common. I would suggest that you schedule an appointment with your primary care physician. He or she will be will to carry out a workup similar to what I have mentioned above and hopefully figure out why you are having this pain.