In addition to muscle aches and joint pain, fibromyalgia patients also tend to complain of stiff hands, especially in the early morning. Fibromyalgia stiff hands can impose several restrictions on the movement of your hands that can affect your daily routines.
How Exactly Does Fibromyalgia Stiff Hands Feel Like?
Stiff hands are usually associated with other symptoms of fibromyalgia. The stiffness will usually start at the little finger and will eventually move to the thumb. The various symptoms of the stiffness are below:
- Tightness in the hand muscles, most especially when you wake up in the morning.
- Early morning, the stiffness of the fingers and hands will become unbearable.
- Tightness of the hand muscles after a prolonged period of long drive, rest, sitting in the office, typing, afternoon naps, etc.
- Throbbing pain in the hands, especially in the joints of fingers.
- Inability to extend the finger joints, which restricts the wrist movements.
- Skin of the hands feels rubbery and waxy because of the excess collagen production.