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
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.
En conséquence, nous suggérons que la thérapie au laser doux peut être utilisé comme une bonne méthode alternative de traitement des patients ayant une arthrite rhumatoïde qui souffrent également du syndrome du tunnel carpien. Effect of low level laser therapy in rheumatoid arthritis patients with 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 OBJECTIVE: the aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of low level laser therapy (LLLT) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: a total of 19 patients with the diagnosis of CTS in 19 hands were included and randomly assigned to two treatment groups; LLLT (Group 1) (10 hands) with dosage 1.5 J/ per point and placebo laser therapy group (Group 2) (9 hands). A Galium-Aluminum-Arsenide diode laser device was used as a source of low power laser with a power output of 50 mW and wavelength of 780 nm. All treatments were applied once a day on week days for a total period of 10 days. Clinical […]
– THE NEW SCIENTIST, October 11-15, 2003 How laser light helps cells repair themselves CAN gentle doses of laser light help cells to heal? The technique is sometimes used to treat problems such as tinnitus and joint pain, but with no explanation for how these therapies work, there is scepticism over whether the effect is real. Now a physicist has come up with evidence that the physical forces generated by low-energy laser beams may switch on cells’ repair mechanisms. This will support the growing body of evidence that laser therapy is beneficial. At the Joint International Laser Conference in Edinburgh, UK, last month, researchers reported promising results for fields as diverse as IVF and spinal injury. For example, rats with damaged spinal cords made a better recovery if their wound was illuminated with near-infrared laser light, reported Kimberly Byrnes of the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Her team found that in light- treated rats, levels of interleukin-6, which is involved in inflammation, were only 1 per cent of the levels in a control group of rats. But Byrnes does not know how to explain the result. .’There are a million different theories,” she says. One […]
La thérapie au laser doux s’est révélé être une modalité de traitement non invasive et efficace pour le syndrome du tunnel carpien, en particulier pour les cas mineurs à modérés, quand la douleur est le principal symptôme. Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome by low-level laser versus open carpal tunnel release Elwakil TF, Elazzazi A, Shokeir H. Unit of General Surgery, National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences (NILES), Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. firstname.lastname@example.org PMID: 17334675 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Lasers Med Sci. 2007 Nov;22(4):265-70. Epub 2007 Mar 3 Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is an entrapment neuropathy of the median nerve at the wrist. It is one of the most common peripheral nerve disorders. The cause of idiopathic CTS remains unclear. The diagnosis of CTS is still mainly clinical. Open carpal tunnel release is the standard treatment. The present study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of low level laser treatment (LLLT) for CTS in comparison to the standard open carpal tunnel release surgery. Out of 54 patients, 60 symptomatic hands complaining of CTS were divided into two equal groups. Group A, was subjected to LLLT by Helium Neon (He-Ne) laser (632.8 nm), whereas group B was treated by the […]