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Volume:1 Issue:11 Number:37 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #4572
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Additive low-level laser therapy improves pain and ROM outcomes for subacromial syndrome


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Additive effects of low-level laser therapy with exercise on subacromial syndrome: a randomised, double-blind, controlled trial

Clin Rheumatol. 2011 Oct;30(10):1341-6. doi: 10.1007/s10067-011-1757-7. Epub 2011 May 4

Contributing Authors: SM Abrisham M Kermani-Alghoraishi R Ghahramani L Jabbari H Jomeh M Zare

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Synopsis

80 patients suffering from subacromial syndrome were randomized to determine the efficacy of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) as an additive therapeutic measure to physical therapy. Patients were allocated to receive a 10-session, 2-week physical exercise program combined with either LLLT or sham-LLLT treatment. The results demonstrated that the addition of LLLT significantly improved pain and range...

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