Hi Michelle. I think it’s the weather that affects me more because when it’s really cold I’m in pain with mine. I’ve been trying to look for certain foods, excercise, moods and other things to help it and make it feels less bothersome. I currently use Zerobase emollient cream but I feel like it’s not working as much as I’d like. I do work with animals and I’m hoping that’s not a negative cause. I am extremely hopeful now after hearing your story.