Doc believes it to be osteoarthritis. Have taken colchicine and voltaren gel for approx. 10-days. To date, no side affects noticed. The pain is as bad as it was when I saw doc on mar. 2nd. She took 7 vials of blood and 14 x-rays of hands & lft. Shoulder. All blood work was reported good (no sign of r. A. ) also suffer w/diabetes-2 and take 3 other meds. I stopped over the counter advil, aleve, etc. Thought they may interfere w/colchicine & voltaren results. Suggestions or comments welcome. Thank you for any info. You can offer. Daizey