I have persistent pain in both hands. The pain in my right hand has extended down from the thumb into the wrist. I am left handed. I take about 1500 mg of Nabumetone daily, to no avail. Could this be bursitis? I have bursitis in my left elbow, in my hip joints, and in the bursis on the outside of my upper legs. I was on Prednisone from July of 2000 unto November 2009.