Subacromial Syndrome with Low Level Laser
Subacromial syndrome is the most common cause of impingement syndrome, the inability of the shoulder to elevate above the head. The cause of this impingement is usually shoulder tendinitis and rotator cuff damage. The most common treatments are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and exercise therapy. Recently, low-level laser therapy (LLLT) was tested to see if it improved the results when used in conjunction with an exercise program.
In this study 80 human patients received laser treatment or placebo and exercise therapy for ten sessions over a 2 week period. This study proved that LLLT combined with exercise produced a statistically significant increase in range of motion and a significant decrease in pain compared to the group that did not receive LLLT treatment.
This is one more study proving that laser plus exercise is more effective than exercise alone. Now we know why so many professional and elite athletes demand laser treatment for sports injuries. It is proven to improve performance!
Clin Rheumatol. 2011 May 4.
This research is a review of the literature and is not a claim about the function or performance of any products sold by Pivotal Health solutions.