Yesterday was a busy day with cleaning and preparing for a cooking class I gave at my house last night. I did a lot of dishes and cutting, etc. around 3 a.m. I woke with both hands hurting (they have been swelling off and on for a couple months now) and I had trouble putting my clothes on....I am still new and trying to understand the symptoms, etc. About ready to call a specialist because not using my hands is scary. I can type and the swelling is going down but I still cannot make fist and grasping is very difficult. Is this normal?