Abstract: Introduction: While a condition such as stenosing tenosynovitis (trigger finger) is not usually considered neurological or musculoskeletal in nature it is relevant that in this case conventional chiropractic care applied mainly at the spinal level appeared to facilitate a complete resolution of the patient’s trigger finger.
Case: A 2½ year old female was seen for her first chiropractic evaluation on June 22, 2012 presenting with stenosing tenosynovitis (trigger finger), unresponsive to prior care (e.g., medication, injections, and physical therapy) and hoping for an alternative to surgery.
Methods: Based upon the examination findings and previous treatment history, chiropractic adjustments using sacro occipital technique (SOT) protocols were directed to C4, T6, left scapula, left 1st rib head and left wrist.
Results: After seven chiropractic adjustments this 2½ year-old child’s trigger finger was 80-90% resolved. At 6-month follow-up the mother indicated the child’s trigger finger had continued to improve following care and was completely resolved.
Conclusion: Because allopathic intervention for this condition appears to be have questionable outcomes and risks, chiropractic care may be a viable and safe initial step to take before exploring the more invasive and costly options.
Indexing Terms: Chiropractic, stenosing tenosynovitis, sacro-occipital technique, paediatric.
Cite: Rosen MG, Blum C. Resolution of a left sided 5th phalangeal 2nd inter-phalangeal joint stenosing tenosynovitis (trigger finger) in a 2½ year-old female. [Case Report]. Asia-Pac Chiropr J. 2021;2.1:Online only. URL www.apcj.net//papers-issue-2-1/#Rosentenosynovitis