Today I noticed swelling in another knuckle and my lower back is really hurting. I took my youngest daughter to the pumpkin patch this morning and had trouble walking around. At one point she grabbed my finger as she was running and the pain was excruciating causing me to let out an involuntary scream. The morning stiffness is getting worse, lasting at least an hour. This morning it hurt to wash my toes in the shower as they were so tender to the touch. My husband's answer to the pain was to not wash my toes. Only a guy would say something like that.