I have hand joint pain because of rheumatoid arthritis. I thought that my hand pain was due to overuse but my doctor said that arthritis is an autoimmune condition. So resting doesn't help at all and treatment options are limited. I'm taking anti-inflammatory medication which have helped. But I still have some pain, stiffness and swelling.
I almost wish that another part of my body was affected because hands are so important. When I can't use my hands, I need help to even drink a glass of water. It's very upsetting.