Oh no! Could it be a colitic arthropothy? Like arthritis? I would suggests lots of water and a parafin hand dip. I've had tons of hand problems in the past and the parafin treatment (at a salon or at home) helped to loosen things up.
Heal up fast! can't wait for more tunes ;-)
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Asacol 12 per day, Azathioprine 100mg, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio
Remicade: 1st infusion 06/17/08: Next (3rd) infusion 08/12/08
Last Prednisone dose: 7/15/08