my middle finger and pinky wants to stay bent I wonder why?

By Anonymous Latest Activity May 25, 2010 at 6:14 pm Views 6,785 Replies 9


It use to just be of the mornings but now most everytime I bend my middle finger and pinky they want to literally want to stay bent

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  • Sazzle
    Sazzle October 23, 2011 at 9:27 am   

    This happens to me too, but it is more like my whole hand. I call it "my claw hand" as the day goes on it gets better but mornings are so rough!!

  • rosettasweitzer
    rosettasweitzer July 17, 2010 at 3:35 pm   

    I have this in both hands. My middle fingers are the worst and i have the little balls at the bottom of both ring fingers. At first my Rheumy stated this was a diabetes issue and said it was Deputren's Contracture ( think I spelled that wrong) and that it coul only be corrected with surgery… So I discussed it with my Endocrinologist and she said it isnt Deputren's its an effect of the Rheumatoid Arthriitis and that maybe I needed a more aggressive RA medicine. My Rheumatologist still insists its what she diagnosed and refuses to do be proactive about it so I sit and wait for them to come to an agreement etc…

    BUT ANYWAY… it sounds like you might have the same thing.. :o(

  • tracysmith159
    tracysmith159 July 7, 2010 at 9:49 am   
    Edited July 7, 2010 at 9:51 am by tracysmith159

    I have RA and this happens a lot. My grandfather who also has RA told me to lay my hands flat on a desk or table and push. strange, but I tried it. Boy did it really hurt at first, but it works. My day job and online side jobs all include typing. I need my fingers to work.

    Another suggest by my doctor. Put mussel rub on your hands before bed and cover them with garden gloves. Funny Looking and it can get too hot if I put too much, but this also helps a lot.

    My mother calls this "trigger fingers". I have bumps in my hand.. which are part of the mussel to the finger. I see the bumps get larger when my finger is stuck. I rub the tar out of them. If I have something round like a marble or even a gum ball; I'll roll it around in my hands.

  • MJette
    MJette June 14, 2010 at 11:15 am   
    Edited June 14, 2010 at 11:16 am by MJette

    I have this problem often, especially if I get into cleaning a lot. My fingers spasm and seem to want to go in weird directions, which is extremely painful. Some days, it is difficult to hold a knife and fork to eat.
    I have the same problem with my toes as well. They splay out in strange ways and the pain is excruciating. I have found that the only way to stop this is to use mint foot cream, which I lather on when this happens. Surprisingly, it also helps my hands!

  • Raynydaze
    Raynydaze July 3, 2010 at 11:55 pm   

    I do the same thing with the foot cream, it really helps my hands and elbows too. I often wake up with a few fingers that will not open on their own and have to work through excrutiating pain to make them useable. Unfortunately that is the only way I have found to get them working right. I have been told that it's actually related to carpal tunnel problems, but that doesn't explain my feet doing this. Unless we have a similar structure in our ankles.

  • omi2gc
    omi2gc July 6, 2010 at 6:07 pm   

    I was having this problem and my doctor told me to drink Tonic Water with Quinine and it helps. I put a little lemon in it with a lot of ice. She also gave me a prescription for a little wafer to dissolve on my tongue if needed.

  • pilotcharles
    pilotcharles June 13, 2010 at 6:51 pm   


  • Lana
    Lana May 29, 2010 at 5:30 pm   

    Please tell what form of arthritis you have so that others who have the same condition can let you know if this has happened to them and perhaps, the resolution.

  • carol43229
    carol43229 May 29, 2010 at 3:30 pm   

    I had this condition. I saw an ortho/neuro specialist who treated it with injections into that finger. It was some kind of cortizone or steroid medication. The doctor warned me that it was an extremely painful procedure and it was. However the pain was brief and it worked wonderfully and eliminated the need for surgery.

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