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Re: [IP] Trigger Finger

Trigger finger is a stiffening of the finger joints, it is when your
fingers get stuck in the closed position.  It is a known complication of
diabetes, often seen when retinopathy first shows up in the eyes.

>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/
>Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/

ReThinking Paper,
Emily Miggins

Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/