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National Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics

2021, Vol. 5 Issue 2, Part A
The effect of laser therapy on the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms
Author(s): Andriana Papanikolaou, Paris Iakovidis, Dimitrios Lytras, Ioannis Kottaras, Anastasios Kottaras and Georgios Chasapis
Abstract: The carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common type of peripheral entrapment of the median nerve that occurs in the wrist and specifically in the carpal tunnel. Laser therapy is one of the most widely used therapies available to the physiotherapist for the treatment of symptoms in the management of patients with CTS. However, its exact effects as well as the appropriate treatment parameters have not been fully elucidated. The aim of this review is to describe recent research data on the efficacy of the application of laser in improving symptoms in patients with CTS as well as to provide data on device configurations and treatment time. The following databases were searched: PEDro, PubMed and Google Scholar, with the following keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome, physiotherapy, Low-Power Laser Therapy, High-Power Laser Therapy, rehabilitation. Both clinical studies and systematic reviews were included in the review and in total 10 articles were included. The results of this review show that laser treatment seems to have a positive effect on the treatment of symptoms in patients with CTS. However, the treatment parameters need to be further investigated, as different results can be obtained with different parameters.
Pages: 30-33  |  338 Views  9 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Andriana Papanikolaou, Paris Iakovidis, Dimitrios Lytras, Ioannis Kottaras, Anastasios Kottaras, Georgios Chasapis. The effect of laser therapy on the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms. Nat J Clin Orthop 2021;5(2):30-33 DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/orthor.2021.v5.i2a.280
National Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics