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I've noticed recently that if I knead dough or use a paint brush, I get a really painful sensation in my hands. Apart from headaches and back pain I'm not used to pain with MS.


It usually stops after a while. I can only liken it to shin splints.


Is this 'spasticity'?


Just in time for Easter...*joy*


(Feel the sarcasm)

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I believe spasticity is where the muscle is 'switched on' all/too much of the time - get it bad in my legs, thought they were randomly getting shivery when it was only sightly cool, turns out that shakey stuff was spasms and I can't control it when that's happening.


Obviously, I'm not a doctor but it sounds like it might be nerve pain tho - check the definitions tho, nerve pain is more about just mixed messages getting thru: http://www.mstrust.org.uk/atoz/pain.jsp


Sonia x

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I would love to know if anyone else has experienced this - it sounds exactly like the issues I keep complaining about! Not all the time, it comes and goes in bouts, but I am a vet and have to perform surgery and it can be a real struggle as it hurts!! At it's worst I can barely form a fist - not because my hands are weak, but because it is painful, like cramping in my hands!

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I'm just wondering whether you clench your fists when you sleep. This can cause weakness.


Perhaps mention it to your MS Nurse and see whether a neuro-physio check-up is in order. They may suggest hand splints at night, if subconscious clenching is the problem.



John aka Stumbler (as I do fall over!)

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Thank you, that would make sense, left to their own devices my fingers do clench so I wouldn't be surprised if that's how they were overnight ;-)


When I persuade them to let me see an MS nurse I will be sure to go through it ;-)


Thanks again for the advice and hope all is well in your world .

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