This runs in my family on my mom's side. Her grandmother had it and she's got it in her hands and wrist mostly now. Well now I think I'm developing it. I've got a swollen second knuckle in my right pinky that just won't go away. It's definitely got a bump in there compared to the left and it hurts to press on it and hurts to use it with any significant force (like lifting stuff or trying to open a jar). My younger two will be at day camp next week so I'm going to finally go in and have the GP check it out. My first joint in left index finger sometimes bugs me, too. Is there anything to keep it from getting worse or "spreading" to other joints? Or is this just something you live with?