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Trouble Opening My Hands


#1

Ever since I've been lifting heavy I've been having trouble opening my hands if I remain stationary too long (like at work, or watching TV)

If I don't move my hand every little while it like, locks up. Then I have to use my other hand to assist with opening the closed hand. Once it's open, it's good for another few hours.

Is this common? Should I be worried? What the fuck?


#2

Drink more water perhaps? I can recall getting this when starting but subsides over time.

Does it feel like your joints in your fingers are stiff?


#3

It feels like the knuckles (on my hand, not fingers) are asleep kind of and yeah, a little stiff.


#4

Perhaps Arthritis?

If this persists for a while I would get it check by a medical doctor.

Start to take (if not already) fish oils and drink more water then what you are now 2-3L daily. Then reassess.


#5

Cool, thanks for the advice.


#6

If you go to a doctor, go to a sports med guy.