The side of hand pulls in I cannot do this voluntarily. There seems to be no pattern as to when it happens and it stay like it for a few minutes. My hand feels like it is contracting but I have that feeling most of the time. It just that bit stronger in that area.
I have tried to explain this to the doctor but I get the impression my description is not that good hence I took a photo of it!
I will often wake up with my hands like this when I am going though an especially bad "flare", but with my wrists bent down also. For a long time I though I was just stressed and clenching my hands in my sleep, even though I wasn't actually making a fist. Then the spasticity in my legs was diagnosed and it dawned on me that if spasticity can make my toes point down it can certainly do this to my hands too.
I haven't had it spasm during the day like you describe where it gets worse for a few minutes and then loosens a bit, but it still seems very similar. I think the pic will be perfect for showing your dr exactly what is happening.
Every once in a great while, my right thumb will pull down onto my hand - with the tension of a tight rubber band. I'll pull it back to it's normal position, then boing - back it goes into a contracture.
It doesn't last long. Maybe 1/2 hour, a couple of times a day, for a day or two.
I'm not dxd yet but I get those a lot. My thumb pulls inward and touches my palm, I also get cramping in the palms of my hands and they are all painful. I wasn't sure if I should mention this when I see the neuro, but I guess we should mention everything since we don't really know whats ms related or not. I actually bought a stress ball (the one with sand in it) just the other day, thinking that, if I use it I might not get these cramps so often. I'll let everyone know if the ball exercise works to keep them away, or makes the situation worse!
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