Trigger finger, also known as Stenosing Tenosynovitis, occurs when the tendon in the affected finger becomes inflamed causing the fingers to catch or lock when bent. In the thumb this is called "trigger thumb."
Trigger finger can be caused by repetitive movement or forceful use of the finger or thumb from grasping a tool or object, with a firm grip for an extended period of time. This condition may also occur after overusing the palm, causing inflammation in the palm of the hand. Trigger fingers may occur after activities that strain the hand, and are more common in women than men. Trigger finger is often found.
Class IV Laser Therapy benefits trigger finger because it reduces pain, reduces inflammation and accelerates healing. it reduces pain by reducing the neuronal impulses and increasing the release of endorphins. It reduces inflammation by decreasing the inflammatory factors and reduction of edema by dilating lymphatics. It accelerates healing by increasing the blood flow, releasing cytokines and stimulating fibroblast activity and collagen production.