Therefore, we suggest that soft laser therapy can be used as a good alternative method of treatment for people with rheumatoid arthritis who also suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome.
Ekim A, Armagan O, Tascioglu F, Oner C, Colak M.
Osmangazi University, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Eskisehir, Turkey.
PMID: 17629805 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Swiss Med Wkly. 2007 Jun 16; 137(23-24):347 -52 PURPOSE: the aim of today research study was to examine the efficacy of reduced level laser therapy (LLLT) in clients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: an overall of 19 people with the medical diagnosis of CTS in 19 hands were included and also arbitrarily appointed to two therapy teams; LLLT (Group 1) (10 hands) with dosage 1.5 J/ per factor and sugar pill laser therapy team (Group 2) (9 hands). A Galium-Aluminum-Arsenide diode laser gadget was utilized as a source of low power laser with a power outcome of 50 mW and wavelength of 780 nm. All treatments were used once a day on week days for a complete duration of 10 days. Clinical analyses were executed at baseline, at the end of the treatment and at month 3. Tinel as well as Phalen indicators were tested in all patients. Individuals were reviewed for such professional criteria as practical condition scale (FSS), visual analogue scale (VAS), signs and symptom seriousness scale (SSS) and grip-strength. However, electrophysiological examination was carried out on all hands. Outcomes were supplied detailed stats and self-confidence intervals between group suggests at 3 months adjusted for result at baseline as well as for the distinction between unadjusted team proportions.
OUTCOMES: electrophysiological as well as professional parameters were comparable at standard in both groups. Improvements were significantly more pronounced in the LLLT group than sugar pill group. A contrast in between groups showed considerable renovations hurting score and useful standing scale score. Team imply differences at 3 months adjusted at baseline were located to be statistically significant for pain score as well as practical status range score. The 95% substantial confidence periods were [-15 - (-5)] as well as [-5 - (-2)] specifically. There were no statistically considerable differences in various other professional and also electrophysiological specifications in between groups at 3 months.
FINAL THOUGHTS: our study results suggest that LLLT as well as sugar pill laser treatment appears to be efficient for pain and also hand feature in CTS. We, therefore, suggest that LLLT might be used as a good choice therapy method in CTS individuals with RA.
PRODUCT AND METHODS: an overall of 19 people with the diagnosis of CTS in 19 hands were consisted of and randomly assigned to 2 therapy teams; LLLT (Group 1) (10 hands) with dosage 1.5 J/ per factor as well as sugar pill laser treatment team (Group 2) (9 hands). RESULTS: professional as well as electrophysiological parameters were similar at standard in both teams. Improvements were substantially extra pronounced in the LLLT team than sugar pill team. A contrast between teams revealed substantial renovations in discomfort rating as well as functional standing range score. Group suggest differences at 3 months changed at standard were found to be statistically considerable for discomfort score and also practical status range score.