I have RA and like most of you have good days/ weeks and bad ones.
Sometimes when my hands are bad I can see and feel the tendons (not even sure if that's what they are callled!) slipping off my knuckles when I make a fist or grip things. Oddly my left hand is affected not my right (I'm right handed) and it is usually my middle finger and my ring finger which are affected.
When the tendons slip it hurts (a different sort of pain to the pain in my joints), my grip is weaker and it makes me feel sort of queasy. I mentioned this at my first appointment with my consultant to the nurse as I was on my way out of the department (When I always remember any relevant information!) and she passed the information on to the consultant and said it doesn't change the diagnosis of RA.
Today even gripping a fork hard enough to have control over it was causing the slip and the pain - uncomfortable enough for me to change to eat only with my right hand.
Does anyone else have this additional problem?