On top of everything else I was diagnosed with this yesterday. I was hoping my swollen knuckle was just a bone spur. I noticed a few years ago my fingers were kind of crooked and some were slightly turned. But I had no pain. I thought no more of it. 3 months after c4/5 fusion I got the feeling back in all of my fingers, and my hands and knuckles did not feel good. I am very sad about this. In all the years of not being mobile my hand were my means of escape. I love to make jewelry,crafts,pressed flower pictures etc. I love to garden and my adaptable tools really help(when using the trowel the handle is horizontal causing less strain) My hands are my escape. I am sad and tired of the turns my life continues to take :< I've read fresh pinapple is a good antinflamatory. Does anyone else have any natural remedies to share? I am new to this, any info would be appreciated.