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What causes only two joints to swell, left side of the body?

Posted by Emma T. Facebook

My left ring finger swells on the second joint, as does the base joint in my left big toe. It is painful to walk on when it does this. These two joints flare up and recede throughout the day, sort of randomly. I can't figure out what's causing the swelling. This has been going on longer with my finger than with my toe. The toe started a few weeks ago, but the finger has been swelling like this for months. I even went so far as to buy a second wedding band that is two sizes larger, just so I can still present myself as a married woman when my finger starts to get too big for the wedding set my husband bought me. I am on my feet all day at work for eight hours a day, but that's nothing new. I have been taking citalopram for my anxiety for the past two years, again nothing new. I try to maintain a low sodium diet because sodium aggrivates my anxiety. I can't think of anything else to add that might be helpful in determining what this swelling is being caused by. It happens even when I am cold, and is only in the two joints. What could this possibly be?
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