A type of finger joint swelling long known to be a sign of osteoarthritis also could be a sign of arthritic damage in the knees.
Heberden’s nodes are bony growths that occur on the joints closest to the fingertips. They contribute the gnarled look of arthritic hands.
Heberden’s nodes typically form after the cartilage between finger joints is worn away due to osteoarthritis.
With the cartilage gon