Effects of Low Level Laser Therapy in Focal Soft Tissue Rheumatism: A Randomized Control Trial

Authors

  • Taslima Hoq Moonmoon Specialist, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Al-Ahli Hospital, Musaffah, Abudhabi
  • Md Moyeenuzzaman Professor & Chairman, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Abul Khair Mohammad Salek Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Md Abdus Shakoor Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Md Ziaul Haque Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology and Imaging, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Fahmida Hafez Assistant Professor & Head, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jninb.v4i1.38279

Keywords:

Focal Soft Tissue Rheumatism, low level laser therapy, efficacy

Abstract

Background: Treatment of focal soft tissue rheumatism is very important.

Objective: The purpose of the present study was to see the effectiveness of low level laser therapy for the patients suffering from focal soft tissue rheumatism.

Methodology: This randomized control trial was carried out in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh from March 2006 to August 2006 for a period of 6(six) months. The patients having focal soft tissue rheumatism were selected from the dept. of Physical medicine and Rehabilitation who were referred from other outpatient department of BSMMU and also from general practitioners outside the hospital. Patients were divided into two (02) groups designated as study group who were treated with Low level laser therapy, NSAIDs under the coverage of Omeprazole and ADL advice and control group who were treated with NSAIDs under the coverage of Omeprazole and ADL advices. Each group was treated and followed up for six weeks.

Result: A total number of 44 patients were recruited for this study who were presented with different focal soft tissue rheumatism. Of these 44 patients, 32(73.0%) patients were female and 12 (27.0%) were male. Maximum patients belong to 31 to 50 years of age group in both sexes. The clinical improvement of group A was 84.0% and group B 60.0%. Results of the two groups were within narrow range.

Conclusion: In conclusion though cannot be established, yet LLLT prove to be of some benefit to focal soft tissue rheumatism patients.

Journal of National Institute of Neurosciences Bangladesh, 2018;4(1): 18-22

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Published

2018-09-17

How to Cite

Moonmoon, T. H., Moyeenuzzaman, M., Mohammad Salek, A. K., Shakoor, M. A., Haque, M. Z., & Hafez, F. (2018). Effects of Low Level Laser Therapy in Focal Soft Tissue Rheumatism: A Randomized Control Trial. Journal of National Institute of Neurosciences Bangladesh, 4(1), 18–22. https://doi.org/10.3329/jninb.v4i1.38279

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