I had trigger fingers on the middle two fingers and thumbs of both hands, Dr. A, and I know several UC-ers who have had them. They can be a real problem; the first time, they got so bad that any time I tried to bring my thumb and any finger together, my whole hand would cramp up and posture.
I ended up having cortisone shots which made it all go away. Then I had shoulder surgery and rehabbed my way back into trigger fingers (all that pressure on my palms), so had another set of injections. No problems in the past three years. If I weren't afraid it would set them off, I'd be keeping my fingers crossed.
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Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
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