fingers on hands locking up

Not sure what's causing this, but the fingers on both hands started locking up today out of nowhere and got worse while trying to hang somethong on the wall. Anyone else have this problem due to crohns or could this be a side effect from prednisone? Deb

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I have Polly Arthritis due to the Crohn's and my fingers lock up all the time. All of my joints are effected by it so I'm in a lot of pain 98% of the time. I did have the locking up of my fingers before I ever knew I had Crohn's or the arthritis. I hope this helps some.

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Kristy, i was wondering if it was the start of arthritis. My dad has arthritis to where his hands lock up..ugh. thanks for the information, guess i need to make mention of it to my doc. Deb

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Hi,

Are you getting remicade infusions? I have found that it reduces or eliminates the joint pain related to CD. Prednisone may also reduce the inflammation but with the side affects we all know and love.

David

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Im still on the prednisone, but the remicade has been approved and called into the pharmacy. Now i'm just waiting for the doctor to get me set up for the infusions at the hospital. Deb

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I have hand problems as well, but I also have another Auto-immune disease "Reynauld's Disease".... of course, also no cure except for taking viagra to open up blood vessels in my hands (havent tried it)..... I get cracks on my fingers that don't heal, plus I drop stuff unexpectedly all the time and have trouble with small detail tasks I need my fingertips for. Not all the time, it comes and goes. I'm sure I also have the arthritis like condition Crohn's gives us all, but it is not too severe as RA would be. So good luck!

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David, i'm unable to get the remicade infusions because my wonderful insurance wont cover enough if it, so i'm pretty disappointed. I now am going to have to give humira a chance it looks like. Joliet, hello and yes mine comes and goes as well too. I have some days where my fingers dont lock up and then another day depending on what i'm doing that they do. I have heard and read that crohns can bring on so many other ailments, as if crohns isn't enough!! God bless us all

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I know how you are feeling. I have arthritis really bad in my back and all joints because of the CD. not knowing what is going on really doesn't help things either. I know that for myself aza., humira, pent., all those have not worked for me. I have gotten help from the makers of Cimzia and that I hope to start Remicaid Sorry I'm not very good at spelling lol I do have trouble picking up things and opening things for my boys, yeah we all learn to make the best of what we got. So I started seeing a rheumatologist sorry spelling again lol and he has provided me with more answers than my internist.

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I hope the humira works for me because i was given asacol in the hospital and omg it made diarhea worse. I was given lialda to try and pentasa and cant tolerate them. Therefor i was put back on high dose of prednisone ( which i hate) and it slowed things down big time..hpwever, i got the side effects like moon face, water/weight gain and few other issues..i am now tapered down to 5 mg and want to be compleyely off prednisone, but doc says i need to stay on it till i get enough humira in my body. Thanks for your response. Deb

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hi there,

yes, my hands lock up completely, in fact, the whole body can. sometimes they just ache so badly and are very stiff other times my body has a complete flare up of joints and i think ligaments or tendons because the soreness, stiffness and paiin goes right down the leg from the knee and up the thigh too. the whole body lock up is so painful, its like a red raw joint paralysis. my joints used to flare when i was a teenager then just ached until the menopause struck hard. its far worse now. but joints and muscles, thats the chronic fatigue, is very hard to cope with, so we do understand you. its a question of accepting it just like the crohns, but we are also suffering this, you are no way alone with this.

good luck with the humira though.

Sooty

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