Here’s my question:
If you are just sitting with your hands resting open and not in a fist for a while (like when watching tv), do you get sharp pain if you quickly try to make a fist?
I’m complaining about hand pain but I’m wondering if maybe everyone’s hands get stiff and painful.
My rheumatologist is doing a 90 minute ultrasound of my hands and wrists next week. I’m afraid he’s going to tell me I’m a big baby.
I mean my blood shows I have systemic inflammation but I still wonder if I’m just experiencing what everyone experiences and I should just deal with it
no, that sounds like something wrong…doesn’t happen to me anyways.
nope. doesn’t happen to me either
No, it doesn’t happen to me either.
That sounds weird your doing the right thing.
That’s 100% worth investigating.
Glad you’re seeing a doctor.
It happens to me, but that is because something is wrong. For me, it happens because of chronic arachnoditis. It definitely needs a doctor’s attention
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Ok. I just wanted to be sure. Thanks!
@Ninjastar Oh wow! What an interesting contraption. Thanks! I’m sorry you have to do with that though
Sorry you have to deal with it also. I hope yours is easier to fix than mine.
No, I don’t think having the hand pain you describe is normal and I think that you are wise to consult your doctor about it.
I have chronic pain throughout my body that has developed over the past couple of years. I really feel it in my hands, both pain and stiffness, maybe because I use my hands alot. It is particularly noticeable when I close my hands into fists.
I have had extensive blood tests done and I do not have systemic inflammation or an autoimmune disease. I have also had various diagnostic imaging done.
I was recently diagnosed with fibromayalgia and with something called central sensitization and enrolled in a chronic pain clinic through my medical provider.
Wow @Moonbeam . I’m sorry about your pain and I really hope the pain clinic can help you. I have whole body pain too but my hands are the worst. My rheumatologist said based on the amount of systemic inflammation I have showing in my blood, if my labs show my body can handle it (liver etc) he’s going to put me on a medication that’s a chemotherapy drug. But for some reason I’m still in denial and feel like I’m being a baby about my pain.
That feeling sticks around for a long time. Even after imaging was able to conclusively show the cause of my pain, I still feel like a baby sometimes. I spent a long time being told I was just overly sensitive.
@Ninjastar , ok. My husband has severe pain and it’s what makes me feel like my pain can’t be that bad if he can push through his. I’m sorry about your suffering. You don’t deserve it
Gosh, same. I sometimes push myself way too hard because I compare myself to Mr. Star. He tells me to stop it, and most days I listen
I will say, spending time to learn what works and what doesn’t has helped a ton. Finding treatments that mildly relieve the pain helped a ton. Physical therapy helped a ton.
I have osteoarthritis and tendonitis in my hands, so they do get pretty achy, stiff, and sore. Sometimes the pain is pretty high. I’m only 31, but I have benign joint hypermobility syndrome (my joints hyperextend / bend too far in the wrong direction). The BJHS has caused my joints to wear out quicker than most people. Osteoarthritis is very common in older people, it’s the “wear and tear” kind. I’m just unlucky.
You’re spot on. This is exactly what I need to do. Thanks!
Oh man @Blossom - that sounds really uncomfortable. I hope that doesn’t happen to my daughter. She has insanely mobile joints
Oh, jeez, I hope not. For her sake.
You might wanna try compression gloves, for yourself. I mean, I recommend them. I got these ones from Amazon and they surprisingly help!
I just put them and the hand contraptions @Ninjastar recommended in my Amazon cart for when I get paid again. Thanks for the tips!