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Re: [IP] Trigger Finger

Hello Emily:

Can you please tell me just what "trigger finger" is??

-----Original Message-----
From: Emily Miggins <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Tuesday, December 01, 1998 11:39 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] Trigger Finger

>I have been waiting to write this msg., because I wanted to absolutely
>clear about the results I am now posting.  A couple of months back there
>were some email exchanges about this "trigger finger" stuff.
>I became very depressed because I learned that I had TF for the last 4
>years or so.
>There was just one response from a woman living here in the Bay Area that I
>found interesting as well as encouraging on this list.  Everyone else had
>pretty much given into the world of traditional medicine and had surgery
>and cortizone shots.  This frustrated me greatly.
>Not me!  I have been taking Ayurvedic herbs for joints, as well as
>Ayurvedic joint massage oil.  The joint ablets are a strange blend of
>ancient herbs from india, those I take 2-3 times a day.  The massage I do
>about 3 times a week.
>I also have been casually squeezing an excercize ball to loosen my joints
>and the crystalized sugar that has settled there on them.
>Guess what, my boyfriend, my close girlfriends and my colleagues cannot
>believe what is happening to my once crippled/ugly claw like fingers.
>I have the complete extension of all my fingers, except for one stuborn one
>in the middle of my right hand.  However, this finger is coming along as
>My thought is that the medical practice does not understand what is
>happening with DHS (Diabetic hand syndrome).  So therefore they do whatever
>they can to just make the problem 'go away', without looking at the root or
>cause of the problem.  An accupuncturist told me DHS is a sign of poor
>kidney nutrition.  This would make sense in light of Diabetic
>I am so thrilled to share this information with all of you.  I am at work
>right now, and when I get home I will send out a msg. with the product name
>that I am using.
>Best wishes,
>PS: don't go for the chop.
>>I would love some referrals too.  I live in Phoenix AZ.  I am torn about
>>the surgery right away.
>>email @ redacted wrote:
>>> Hey Cindy - Here we go again.  More in common.  I had trigger finger
>>>left hand
>>> middle finger. Had it for nearly two years before I went to a Hand
>>> that I work with on my job.  Had the typical locking/catching.  Had one
>>> injection and MD stated I most likely would return for surgery as the
>>> injections normally never make it go away completely.  Guess what.  It's
>>> nearly two years after just one injection and no more trigger finger.
>>> type doc are you seeing???? Ortho - Hand Specialist???  Let me know the
>>> in which you live and I might be able to make contact at our office and
>>> for names of some docs that are good with hands.
>>> ----------------------------------------------------------
>>> Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/
>>Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/
>ReThinking Paper,
>Emily Miggins
>Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/

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