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Anyone with AS also get hand pain?

    • KDK

      467d

      Yes, lots of hand pain. Sausage fingers is very common. Also can affect joints in hands as well. I have both. AS can affect tendons and ligaments as well as joints. Enthesitis is common, as well as costochondritis. I’m starting to get joint deformities in my hands. This is usually referred to peripheral AS. There is a lot of info on the spondylitis association of America website. They also have a list of doctors that specialize, or are at least aware that AS is not just “bamboo spine” and is a systemic auto inflammatory disease. I joined a lot of AS groups on line and it helped me tremendously. There’s a lot of weird and painful issues with AS and it is still widely misunderstood, even by many, maybe even most rheumatologists.

      • catdad22

        466d

        @KDK I think so much of my current issue has to do with providers struggling to identify what I have as either AS or rheumatoid arthritis, and a lot of it’s probably because of a lack of knowledge like this.

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