I have an issue with swollen knuckles, mainly on my right hand. Only some fingers are affected at a time, and they tend to look purplish and crooked due to the swelling. Occasionally my fingers ache, and I do have a habit of knuckle cracking which I am trying to break. My knuckles tend to be swollen primarily in the winter and they flare up after I have been out and gotten my hands cold.
I am only 18 years old so age related issues are not a factor. My diet is pesco-vegetarian, yet I am very careful to get a good variety of nutrients through legumes, and plenty of fruits and vegetables. I do not eat dairy or eggs, though I eat occasional fish, growing more occasional as I wish to become vegan (parents won't let me stop eating fish)
Has anyone experienced this as well, or do you have any ideas how to self treat, or whether I would need a prescription (preferred not... I like organic and only take meds if absolutely needed)