Dropping hand

trisher
trisher Member Posts: 9,263
Hi

I wonder if you can help me please. I have RA in the hands anf wrists. Just lately I have not that my hand is dropping downwards.

When I see it has gone down I can bring my hand upwards but when I look it has dropped again.

Does this happen when you have RA in your wrist?

Thanks you

Trisher xx

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  • carola
    carola Member Posts: 786
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello

    I don't have experience of this aside from I know that when the pain is bad in my hand I unwittingly hold it in a floppy droopy way.

    Hope someone will be along soon to share similar experience to help you.
    Carol
  • cebeem
    cebeem Bots Posts: 472
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    trisher wrote:
    Hi

    I wonder if you can help me please. I have RA in the hands anf wrists. Just lately I have not that my hand is dropping downwards.

    When I see it has gone down I can bring my hand upwards but when I look it has dropped again.

    Does this happen when you have RA in your wrist?

    Thanks you

    Trisher xx

    Hi Trisher nice to meet you!
    My arther is maily in my hands and worsening recently.
    Not sure I know how you mean about your hands.. I find mine goes into funny positions as if I am unwhittingly protecting it! I also tend to pull up my shoulder keeping the hand out of the way of knocking it against anything. (so then the shoulder stiffens)

    Have you had any surgery on your hands ..what medication are you taking?

    regards CB
  • janie68
    janie68 Member Posts: 1,186
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Trisher

    I wonder if you have weak muscles in your wrists that is making your hand do this? Doyou have any splints for your hands? They will help them stay in a better position. My hands tend to push outwards when they are resting, my splints are on to stop this!

    Janie
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Trish,

    As Janie said have you got splints? The muscles take a bit of a pounding as well with this bone stuff and maybe physio could help?

    Mine are turning out a bit and I do pull them back and make them stay in the right place. I do hope you can get some help on this one from the hospital. Ask your gp and see what they think but it does sound like you could do with some help. ((((( ))))) Cris xx
  • helpline_team
    helpline_team Posts: 2,600
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    trisher wrote:
    Hi

    I wonder if you can help me please. I have RA in the hands anf wrists. Just lately I have not that my hand is dropping downwards.

    When I see it has gone down I can bring my hand upwards but when I look it has dropped again.

    Does this happen when you have RA in your wrist?

    Thanks you

    Trisher xx

    Dear Trisher

    Thank you for your posting on the forum. It is important that you check this out with your rheumatologist or GP to see if this is related to your RA and to receive a proper diagnosis. They may send you to a hand specialist to find out what is going on. You could contact your rheumatology department to speak to the rheumatology nurse prior to your next appointment. I hope that this is helpful to you. You can always call us on the helpline on 0808 800 4050 (Mon – Fri, 10am – 4pm) if you feel you would like more support.

    Best Wishes
    Dawn
  • trisher
    trisher Member Posts: 9,263
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Dawn

    Thank you for your reply. I now have an emergency appointment on Wednesday as now my White Blood Cells have dropped so low my GP is worried.

    So I can show it to her when I go.

    Thank you so much for your reply and advice.

    Here is a plate of sandwiches for you to all enjoy tomorrow. They came from our cafe.

    Thanks again for your reply

    Love Trish xxxx
  • trisher
    trisher Member Posts: 9,263
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Janie

    Sorry not got around to reply to you. I do wear splints but take them off to excercise them.

    Thnks to all of you who replied.

    Love Trish xxxx
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi trisher only just read your post sorry :oops:

    My wrists are all nobbly and my hands also face down. One hand is in a closed pos and the right hand will not close at all. When my hands are on a table they point to the side. I was once tol that my tendons had gone by the gp. They could fuse my hands and make them look pretty but i once knew a lady with fused hands and she couldn't use them. Did look nice but useless.

    I can cope with mine how they are , obviously is hard but i get ther in the end.

    julie pf :) x
  • janie68
    janie68 Member Posts: 1,186
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good luck for tomorrow Trish, let's hope that you get sorted. Low white cell means you can't fight infection which you need obviously.

    Let us know how you get on

    Janie xx
  • carola
    carola Member Posts: 786
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Trisher

    Good luck with Rheumy appointment today. Hope they get the blood count sorted quickly and that they have some answers for your hand.

    Carol

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