Hello all. I'm very recently diagnosed with seronegative RA in my hands, wrists and elbows, plus some in my feet and one knee.
I've been having very difficult pain and stiffness for four months or so in my hands which has really affected how I use them (couldn't brush my own teeth or hair at one point or lift a cup).
I've been on steroids for 7 weeks and am improved with the pain, stiffness and swelling, but not back to normal yet. I started methotrexate last week.
In the last couple of weeks I've noticed I'm dropping things a lot and my hands feel slow and clumsy. My question is, has anyone else experienced muscle wasting/weakness in their hands from RA, and is there any good way to treat it?