Joie, the word "myalgia" means pain in one or more places. So, their diagnosis was what you already knew!
I do have problems with my hands. I had a big, painful problem with my right thumb and with all of my fingers. My thumb was soo painful that I barely could move it. Where the thumb meets the wrist, I couldn't touch that area because of the pain. I was learning how to write with my left hand because I almost couldn't hold a pen. I took ibuprofen and babied it and, after about six months, it started getting better. Now, I would never know I had a problem.
But, my fingers still lock. If I close my hand in a fist, I can't straighten all of my fingers out again. One I have to manually straighten and my fingers "pop" too. My hands were so weak at one time that it was difficult for my to put dishes in the cupboard and I also dropped my Crock Pot full of food on the floor because my hands and arms were so weak. Notice, I said "were". I have gotten better! So, as you can see, you are not alone.
I find that moist heat helps me the most. Hot showers and a Bed Buddy are helpful. You can find Bed Buddies at Walgreen's and other places or you can make one by taking a tube sock, filling it 2/3's full of raw long grain rice, and tying a knot at the end. Pop it in the microwave and it gives off moist heat due to the moisture in the rice!
I hope you get some answers and feel better soon.
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