bk1579 - I have some extreme hand pains too. However, mine started YEARS before I was dx'd with UC. After my dx, I was doing some reading and found that it's not uncommon... I felt almost vindicated.
My joint pain also jumps joints. On day a certain finger on one hand - the next day another finger on another hand - then a knee - or an ankle - a wrist...
I have no idea why it does what it does. I use Tylenol and Aspercreme as necessary. Warm moist heat helps too. I've also used paraffin hand treatments in the past.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status: close to remission?!?!?
10mg Pred, Asacol 12 per day, Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
Remicade: 1st infusion 06/17/08: Next (3rd) infusion 08/12/08