About a month plus ago I asked for men who were experiencing that in the title to respond to me. I received exactly 30 responses, 28 had details, of drug use. 2 respondents had nothing to note, just that they had the malady.
Having been suspicious in my case, that having had an X-ray by my GP, one by my Orthopedic Hand Surgeon, and an MRI---which all showed perfect hands, and fingers. A CT Scan might have shown a shortening of the tendons or ligaments, but I did not go there.
Instead, I opted for a C-Reactive Protein Test to prove I had abnormal Inflammation, as pain normally would show some inflammation. Well my C-Reactive Protein came back abnormal. It showed Undetectable. And none of my Docs. ever saw an undetectable. Well I figured it was due to certain supplements I am taking, but cannot prove it.
So to go forth with a thesis that this Malady was drug induced, I asked for men to participate in this survey.
Results: 30 responses: 2 eliminated for lack of info. of the 28 men who provided drug information, 10 where both on ADT and Metformin, and the other 18 only indicated ADT.
There was suspicion, that some of the men only on ADT with Trigger Finger, may have been on Metformin also, and did not count it. That was subjectively determined by reading how the men presented their information. Absolutely some were not on Metformin, they made that clear. No time study was analyzed, to determine how long it took from the beginning of the taking of the drugs, like in my situation, I started Metformin a year after starting ADT. A much larger sample would be required with definitive start dates from the respondents. Taking into account when each protocol was started, and to the best of their knowledge how long it took to define the finger pain.
So this study is not scientifically correct as to being able to statistically be able to calculate % significance data, regarding use of the drugs. But we can make some intuitive conclusions.
Conclusion: That men either on ADT alone, but more surely with the addition of Metformin, have an unknown % of probability to acquiring this Malady. It is understood, theoretically, that age probably would have to be a consideration. Best proposal would seem to indicate the older you are there is a greater likelihood, with use of these drugs.
The incongruity of the lack of inflammation in my case, is a mystery.
Alan Meyer made a valuable contribution as to the use of using squeeze balls, and hand grippers, usually used to build hand strength, as a plausible cure. I have added hand exercise, and I am seeing some minor positive improvement.
Another improvement is coming from a new Supplement, I have added., called ROOT2, BioCell Collagen, Which you can get at Vitacost--It appears it is made for them by Life Extension and contains: Proprietary Chicken Sternal Cartilage Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen Type 2, Chondroitin Sulfate, and Hyaluronic Acid. From my perch, a real advancement in joint, tendon and ligament supplementation.
Anyway this concludes my investigation. I will for myself, continue the Alan Meyer protocol, and the ROOT2. Hope there was value above.