We use our hands for almost everything we do. With Fibromyalgia they let us down quite frequently.
Difficulty gripping items such as pens, artist’s brushes and keys
It feels like the strength has just disappeared. Writing becomes difficult and painful and the pen can just fall out of your hand. Losing sensation in your hands is especially annoying when you struggle with everyday tasks like unlocking the door, when your keys just keep falling out of your hands!
Nerve related feelings all over the hands and into the fingers
Trigger points around the shoulder can also radiate pain into the forearms and hands. You may have restlessness in your hands where you feel the need to tap or move your hands and fingers.
It feels like pins and needles almost all the time and it spreads up your forearms. Typing even with the lightest pressure on the keyboard can send a cascade of pain from the point of contact up the digits, into the hands and up into the arms.
Pain in the palms and the backs of the hands
This can worsen during a flare. The hands swell frequently, however this is none inflammatory.
Tendon pain and Fascia Constriction symptoms
This can be increased by repetition and changes in the weather.