Last reply 1 year ago
MS Symptom

Hey Guys,

I haven’t posted in here for a while. I hope everyone is as well as can be!

I was wondering if anybody else has experienced this:

Recently my hand has started seizing up and becoming really stiff which is so painful. I can literally feel how tight the muscle becomes. I don’t know if this would be considered a spasm or if it is even an ms symptom, but it literally takes my breath away.

It will normally last about 10 minutes then the pain will ease and my hand starts to relax again.

I haven’t mentioned it to my neuro yet as I just want to see how it goes.

Has anybody else experienced this?

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1 year ago

@dukes0445 , this does sound like MS causing the muscles in the hand to go into a spasm.

You could try some exercises to see if that provides any relief. Have a look at the exercises here, and select any hand/arm exercises :-

You could also discuss the issue with your MS nurse.

1 year ago

I had this happen as an initial MS symptom years ago (14!) and I haven’t had it since. I could feel and see my hand spasm and my fingers would literally curl up! It scared the heck out of me! Would be soooo tight for a few moments right down my arm and I would grab it with my other hand and shake the whole lot away until it felt normal again. Not fun! I hope it passes quickly for you 🙁 xx

1 year ago

Thanks @stumbler I will try these. You always find great links.

@lozwo Thank you. See when it happens my fingers don’t curl up they straighten and I can’t move them, it’s like they are stuck in that position. I try to massage my hand when it happens, but the pain is unreal.

I hope it doesn’t happen again.

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