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This is something for which you should show your doctor.
You need to get this checked up.
Heberdens nodes are associated with osteoarthritits and will cause you pain and stiffness in the joints.
Usually they can be confirmed by physical examination alone.
Your doctor may also order Xrays.
CT scans are not usually necessary for this and there is really not many causes of swelling in the joints other than this, your doctor should be able to determine the nature with physical examination alone and perhaps Xrays.
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