Is trigger finger a manifestation of TMS? I now have a trigger thumb- which is swollen, stuck and sore. I had back pain for 14 years, did countless things to try to help the pain, and then I found “Healing Back Pain” by Dr Sarno and the pain went away within a month. It came back off and on for about 18 more months and I did journaling, listened to people’s testimonies, read more TMS books, etc. before it went away COMPLETELY. But I have had many different symptom imperatives since then in succession (acid reflux, rashes, debilitating anxiety) and now trigger thumb. It came on out of the blue. I woke up one morning and had it. I went through all the hoops- took Advil, went to the doctor, got xrays and bloodwork (no breaks, arthritis or inflammation), took Prednisone, then got a cortisone shot which lasted for 4 months and has now worn off. Once one symptom goes away then I get another one. If I don’t have any symptoms then I am extremely exhausted. In fact, looking back, I had countless other symptom imperatives before the back pain, during the back pain and since. It is just that the trigger thumb seems different somehow because it is actually swollen and can’t move. My back was just pain. I have started to journal again in hopes of getting at the root of the problem. I have been listening to Nicole Sachs podcasts which are helpful. I am truly tired of the merry-go-round of symptoms that never seems to stop. I never know what kind of crazy symptom is going to pop up next. I had never even heard of trigger finger. I appreciate any thoughts on whether or not this is in fact TMS and a symptom imperative.