Since I was 15 I have had problems with sore joints. At first they told me I have 'joint hyper mobility' but I think that was just to pawn me off because they didn't even seem to believe me. I'm now 22 and at winter it's at its worst. Everyday there is something. Today my knuckles are sore, my hand is stiff and completely swollen and I've had a throbbing pain that won't leave for about 4 hours now. It's been hurting all day but at first it was just a dull ache but at the moment it's agony. People don't seem to understand/believe me! I'm going to go to the doctor and get tested for arthritis again seeing as apparently with joint hyper mobility your joints don't go red or swollen but it's just the problem with getting anyone to believe me because most of the time I'm in pain at night when I'm alone and during the day it's not so bad. I feel like no one understands and my parents just tell me to get on with it because they don't know what else to say. Do other people on here actually understand what I'm going on about? I don't even know what to do about this anymore, how do you stop the pain? I mean you think after 7 years I would've figured it out but nope!