Is locking of fingers common when holding items?

Is locking of fingers common when holding items?

Newly diagnosed RA patient and my fingers are starting to lock when holding anything. I have to put the item down and pull the finger up.

A myRAteam Member said:

I notice mine do lock up from time to time I drop things a lot I had Carpal tunnel 25 years ago i'm starting to feel it more and more now since I got RA

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I had trigger finger about 20 years ago and had minor surgery to repair and then was fine. I always put it down to court reporting pounding on my fingers all day but looking back it may have been the start of my RA which never got diagnosed until four years ago.

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hi, I am new too. However, my journey began with what my ortho dx’d As “trigger finger.” My fingers did not “lock” (just pain, pain, pain) but that is the symptom of trigger fingers (google it?). Hope that helps a little 😁

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yes ,unfortunatly muscle spasms are a sign of severe RA. Now that I am getting treatment it has been less but still have joint damage.

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I had the surgery too. Since mine was not true trigger finger, it messed me up. However, a co worker did have the locking, had the surgery and she did well also.

posted over 1 year ago
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