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Date: 05.11.2010
From: karen

Subject: Totally panicked as my finger looked bent inwards.....

Every morning, the middle finger of each hand is bent right over & I have to straighten them which is painful so.....

imagine my panic when I look down at my hands this afternoon and my forefingers looked like they were bending inwards towards the rest of my fingers.

Lets hope, as they are swollen, that they just look like they are bent due to swelling on the outside :(
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Date: 05.11.2010
From: Sandie

Subject: Re: Totally panicked as my finger looked bent inwards.....

Hi Karen, I have something similar. Every morning all my fingers are bent over and as you say it is very painful to straighten them. I also find if for some reason my hands are still I then find it hard to close my fingers!! Can't win. Do you have that problem? I have PA and been on mtx for 4 weeks, no difference yet.
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Date: 06.11.2010
From: karen

Subject: Re: Totally panicked as my finger looked bent inwards.....

Hi Sandie

I think they call what I have, trigger finger, its meant to be where a tendon gets caught but why you get that with ra I dont know!

I cant say I get the difficulty in bending when they are straight but thay are swollen and a bit stiff at the mo, I do sympathise with you, its a pest in the morning to have to lay and straighten your fingers before you get up hey? lol

I have just taken my 2nd dose of mtx, how are you finding it?

x
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