Hello, I have a wondering. Since having been diagnosed with RA and SLE, I have noticed that one of my fingers that the RA has settled in, locks or goes out of socket???. It will lock in a curled postion and/or stiffen up in a straight postion. It mostly happens when I try to grab something and I would just pull it where it felt like it would go back into joint and go about
my business. Well, today, it did its curled up thing and I couldn't get it to return to normal for several hours. I massaged it, iced it and tried to relax as best I could. Finally, I ran hot water and stuck my hand under it and after a few minutes of enduring really hot water, took a deep breath and pulled the snot out of it and it twisted back into postion. I noticed during this frantic few hours, that the tendon in that finger was extremely tight. Is this a usual symptom of RA???