Thought it could be related to copper deficiency created by taking zinc
supplements (was getting over 65 mg of zinc
/day...WAY over max level). Stopped taking zinc
supps about a month ago, pain lessened to next to none after I stopped the zinc, but has sort of flared back up yesterday and today. Could be due to typing, as I was off from work for the holidays so my hands had time to rest.
I know RA doesn't usually involve DIP joints, usually shows swelling, morning stiffness over 1 hr.