Efficacy of ultrasound with laser to improve pain and disability in rotator cuff injury

Efficacy of ultrasound with laser to improve pain and disability in rotator cuff injury

Author: 
S Zafar and Suraj Kumar
Abstract: 

Background: Rotator cuff injury is a major problem for rural as well as urban population and the rehabilitation plays an important role in decreasing pain and improve disability in the shoulder joint. Purpose of Study: To know the efficacy of Ultrasound Therapy and LASER therapy in the pain and disability management of rotator cuff muscles injury of the shoulder joint. Methodology: 20 male patients (10 in each group) were randomly recruited for the study. Group A is Ultrasound therapy whereas group B is LASER therapy for 5 days in a weak for four weeks. The data were taken on baseline, 30 days and 90 days. Result: The result shows that the VAS and SPADI scores are improved significantly higher in LASER group compared to as ultrasound therapy group. Conclusion: Thus the study concludes that ultrasound therapy as well as LASER therapy is helpful modalities for management of rotator cuff injuries but LASER causes higher improvement. Therefore LASER is much better than the Ultrasound therapy for the management of grade 1 and 2 rotator cuff injury.

Paper No: 
1640