Jill Nagle, Berkeley, CA.
Trigger finger

“I had “trigger finger.” For three months, my thumb was frozen straight; I couldn’t bend it. Every now and then, I would knock my thumb out of joint, which hurt like hell, and then it would be locked and frozen in a bent position. Kaiser said to get a cortisone injection. I kept putting off the injection–I just didn’t like the idea introducing steroids into my body. I came to Mike, and after he worked on the locked-up thumb joint, I took a nap. When I woke up an hour later, my “trigger finger” was gone–that thumb had the same range of motion as my other, healthy thumb! It’s been a complete recovery, no relapse, and no cortisone necessary after all.”