joint locking?

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   Posted 1/6/2007 6:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had probelms with joint lock for about 4-5 years...when I blowdry my hair,use a hand mixer, hand will lock up on me. I have to press my hand out and rub it out to get my fingers to release. Does this sound MS related,or common in MS?
Dx with Ulcerative Colitis September 2002
Dx with Multiple Sclerosis August 2006

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   Posted 1/6/2007 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
This happens to me as well Nichole. My neurologist didn't mention MS at the time I told her about it, she called it something else and stated that botox injections could take care of it if it got to a point of regularity. But this was before we decided to start investigating the possibility of MS. The more symptoms I started telling her, the more concerned she became.

It happens to me once in a while, maybe once a month. But if it's more regular for you maybe it's something different OR maybe someone here that knows if it could be the MS, I'm sure they will pipe in. My dr has not come out and said it.

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   Posted 1/6/2007 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, this has happened to me also, but not for a very long time.  Your post reminded me of it.  In the early days of my MS, my arm would lock up at the elbow when I shoveled snow.  I would get nerve pain on the top of my forearms also. I still get the nerve pain once in awhile, but not as bad.  No joint locking for years. 
That was one I had forgotten until I read your post. 
I wonder if anyone has ever had something my neuro called "vibrosity".  I had that in the middle of a big exacerbation.  I would bump the front of my thigh and I would get a sensation like the vibration of a tuning fork.  It was actually kind of neat, which translates into; it didn't hurt.  Maybe at the time I just needed something to laugh at.  It was about ten years ago when I was just becoming aquainted with MS and had a lot of fears that it was going to end my career in law-enforcement in it's infancy.  It did, but I moved on and got over that a long time ago.  Lucky for you guys I did, I was really whining about that back then.
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