I have had weird hand issues since I was about 30 years old. I am 38 now.
My symptoms are stiffness on waking, tingling, some numbness and achiness.
They are fine when I keep them moving but are worse after sleep or long periods of inactivity. I have been tested for rheumatoid arthrits, nerve problems, carpal tunnel, etc.. All the tests were negative. I am an artist and use my hands a lot. I am also on the computer a lot. The pain and stiffness can be worse after a day of drawing. My chiropractor thinks that the problem may still be carpal tunnel or tennis elbow or a combination. I also sometimes have soreness and stiffness in my elbows.
I was a bartender in my early thirties and things seemed to have been worse after this. I was, in my twenties and am still an animator and artist. These issues worry me a lot. My hands are my livelihood even more so for me. One doctor thought that I may have some sort of arthritis but other doctors have not been convinced of this. Even as I write, my fingers feel stiff when I stop to stretch them. My right hand is a little worse, my first finger being the most sore and stiff. My little fingers also get very stiff but the thumbs less so. I do lots of arm and hand exercises and am almost double jointed in the arms and hands. Because of this, My chiropractor feels that the issue could not be arthritis.
Any thoughts? I would love some help or advice. I am into natural remedies if anyone can recommend anything. Thanks.
My younger sister has slightly different but similiar symptoms like tingling, coldness and numbness and my brother has odd circulation issues in one hand and some stiffness too. He thought it may be Reynard's disease. No one seems to have an answer...I am sick of asking doctors and there being no clear answer.
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