What does anyone with hand pain from RA do to ease the pain? I can tolerate pain. I've lived with it for years. But my hands hurt so bad I can't do all the things I want.

Most of the pain is on the inside of my wrists, both hands, all down my thumb. Also the joints on almost all my fingers.Should I use heat? Would ice packs be better? Does anyone know of a topical cream that might help?

I started taking MTX recently, but relief from that hasn't kicked in yet. I also take 1000mg of Naproxen a day (I know, not a good combination, but I'm working on changing that).

Any "non-prescription" suggestion would be appreciated!