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Re: [IP] trigger fingers?

Thanks to everyone who replied.  Sam, you say that it is apparently more
prevalent in diabetics, so would it be considered a complication of high
BG's?  One of the symptoms my son had prior to diagnosis was leg cramps.
After diagnosis I learned that leg cramps could be a result of high BG's.
I'm wondering if trigger finger could be a sign of high BG's?
The Verreault Family
Borden, Ontario, Canada
email @ redacted
- -----Original Message-----
From: Sam Skopp <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: May 18, 1999 6:52 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] trigger fingers?

>At 03:22 PM 5/18/1999  email @ redacted wrote:
> >What's a trigger finger????????
>I don't know all the medical technicalities, so don't take this as gospel.
>It is apparently a situation where the tendons in one (or more) of your
>fingers become inflamed where it passes through a "sheath" in your hand.
>This can make it very painful as the enlarged and inflamed tendon tries to
>pass through the narrower sheath. I had it in a thumb (even though a thumb
>is not a finger <g>). The initially tried immobilization for a few weeks.
>When that didn't work, they gave me a cortisone shot in the base of the
>thumb. That fixed it for me, but some people require surgery.
>I was told that this condition was more prevalent in diabetics than in the
>general population. (But, then virtually everything seems to be more
>prevalent in diabetics... <vbg>).
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