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sharp pain in hand
sfonseca7 posted:
can RA be the cause of a sharp pain concentrated in 1 finger going up the arm to the shoulder? This pain is limiting ability to grip or pick things bush etc. ????
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Thank you for sharing that information. I will look at that site
cheymann responded:
I too have had several flare ups where only 1 finger was inflamed and hurt but, also have experienced my entire hand being swollen and inflamed and unable to even make a fist. I too would experience excruciating pain in my arm, neck and shoulder. The weird thing is this would last all day and then the pain would be gone the next day but, would move over to the other side of my body within a few days time. The only thing that would help reduce the inflammation and swelling is a special pillow that I heat in the microwave. I heat it as much as I can stand the heat. I will do this around 6 times and then I start getting relief. I have learned on my own that "cold" makes it worse.
sfonseca7 replied to cheymann's response:
I'm starting to believe there are no "pat" symptoms' for RA. RA has it's own rules and can change mid-stream with no apparent reason. I think of RA as a monster who lives in my body. HE thinks my body is HIS playground. Being HIS's HIS rules! No exceptions! When HE sleeps It's just a gentle rumble of pain all over or any one place. When HE'S awake . .. rested ... look out HE plays hard and ruff!

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