I am 56 yr old female. My hands and all fingers are very stiff all the time and very painfull when not in use. If I do not keep them moving they become VERY stiff in a few minutes. I have been taking celebrex which helps, but I want to know what is wrong with them. I had carpel tunnel surgery 2 years ago in my left hand and 15 yrs ago in my right.
X-ray taken 2 weeks ago states no inflammatory or degenerative arthritis.
Will arthritis always show on X-ray? What is my next step?