tunnel carpien

8 avril 2018

Seeing the Light

How Light Therapy is surprising skeptics and gaining converts By Rich Smith Once he saw the light, a 59-year-old Texan became a changed man. Not emotionally or spiritually, but physically. The man was a patient at Park Cities Physical Therapy in Dallas, suffering from right upper extremity reflex sympathetic dystrophy. A diabetic with heart disease, he’d developed complex regional pain syndrome after a surgical procedure that compromised circulation in his forearm and hand.    
8 avril 2018

COLD LASERS IN PAIN MANAGEMENT

Low energy laser therapy has been shown — at appropriate dosimetry, wavelength, duration, and site-specific application — to reduce tissue pain/tenderness, normalize circulation patterns in tissue trauma, and increase collagen formation in wounds. by Tiziano Marovino, PT, DPT, MSc, BA, BHSc, BRLS, Dip.PT, FAAPM    
8 avril 2018

A systematic review with procedural assessments and meta-analysis of Low Level Laser Therapy in lateral elbow tendinopathy (tennis elbow).

Bjordal JM et al PMID: 18510742 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2008 May 29;9(1):75   ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Recent reviews have indicated that low level level laser therapy (LLLT) is ineffective in lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET) without assessing validity of treatment procedures and doses or the influence of prior steroid injections. METHODS: Systematic review with meta-analysis, with primary outcome measures of pain relief and/or global improvement and subgroup analyses of methodological quality, wavelengths and treatment procedures. RESULTS: 18 randomised placebo-controlled trials (RCTs) were identified with 13 RCTs (730 patients) meeting the criteria for meta-analysis. 12 RCTs satisfied half or more of the methodological criteria. Publication bias was detected by EggerA’s graphical test, which showed a negative direction of bias. Ten of the trials included patients with poor prognosis caused by failed steroid injections or other treatment failures, or long symptom duration or severe baseline pain. The weighted mean difference (WMD) for pain relief was 10.2 mm [95% CI: 3.0 to 17.5] and the RR for global improvement was 1.36 [1.16 to 1.60]. Trials which targeted acupuncture points reported negative results, as did trials with wavelengths 820, 830 and 1064 nm. In a subgroup of five trials with […]
8 avril 2018

LLLT using a diode laser in successful treatment of a herniated lumbar/sacral disc

Tatsuhide Abe Tatsuhide Abe, Abe Orthopaedic Clinic Futuoka City Fukuoka Prefecture Japan X12′  Laser Therapy 1989   A 40 year old woman presented at the clinic with a 2 year history of lower back pain and pain in the left hip an leg, diagnosed as a ruptured disc between the 5th lumber/1st sacral vertebrae. The condition had failed to respond to conventional treatment methods including pelvic traction, non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs and dural block anaesthetic injections. MRI scans were made of the affected disc, showing it protruding on the left side through the dural membrane. Treatment was used in outpatient therapy, and after 7 months, the patients condition had dramatically improved, demonstrated by motility exercises. This improvement was confirmed by further MRI scans, which clearlt showed the normal condition of the previously herniated L5/S1 disc.
8 avril 2018

Est-ce vraiment un syndrome du canal carpien? Compression proximale du nerf médian

Martin C. Normand, PhD, DC & Martin Descarreaux, DC JCCA 2000; 44(3): 149-156   But: Cette étude vise à réviser les différents aspects cliniques et théoriques des syndromes de compression du nerf médian, afin de différencier les syndromes du canal carpien des autres compressions plus proximales du nerf médian. Source des données: Toutes les études et données pertinentes de l’article, proviennent de recherches répertoriées dans MEDLINE entre 1966 et 1998 et de volumes de références traitant du sujet de l’article. Résultats: Le syndrome du canal carpien est la plus fréquente compression du nerf médian. Toutefois, des compressions au coude sous le ligament de Struthers, à l’avant-bras sous le rond pronateur et le biceps et une compression de la branche antérieure du nerf médian peuvent amener des signes et symptômes semblables à ceux du syndrome du canal carpien. Ce sont les tests orthopédiques et l’évaluation neurologique (électromyographie et vitesse de conduction nerveuse) qui permettent de préciser le diagnostic et le site exact de la compression nerveuse. Conclusion: Afin d’éviter les traitements inefficaces, il faut s’assurer, en présence des signes et symptômes d’une atteinte du nerf médian, que le diagnostic est précis et que le site et le mécanisme de compression du […]