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Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy versus Low Level Laser Therapy in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

Tarek Anmar, PT, PhD
Lasers Med Sci 2014; 5(4):176-82

 

Study Summary

The 60 patients who qualified for this study were diagnosed with chronic pain and osteoarthritis. 30 patients received Anodyne, physical therapy and home exercise. The other 30 patients received infrared laser, physical therapy and home exercise.  All patients received 12 treatments rendered 2 times per week for 6 weeks.

 

Results

90 percent of patient receiving Anodyne, in the manner described in the study, experienced knee pain relief, including:

  • A 51% decrease in knee pain compared to a 45% decrease with laser
  • 60% improvement in lower extremity function compared to a 30% improvement in the laser treated group
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Infrared Photo Energy May Reduce Neuropathic Pain

Near infrared light therapy, together with physical therapy, may be able to reduce pain in neuropathy patients and possibly reduce medication dosage levels of those undergoing drug therapy.

 

Thomas J. Burke, PhD
Practical PAIN MANAGEMENT, July/August 2007

 

Study Summary

The 493 patients who qualified for this study experienced extreme foot pain prior to treatment. All of the patients, half of whom were diagnoses with type 2 Diabetes, received an average of 15 treatments that included Anodyne and manual physical therapy.

 

Results

Patients who received Anodyne, in the manner described in the study, experienced substantial foot pain relief, including:

  • A 64% reduction in level of their painful symptoms
  • Patients said they were in extreme pain before Anodyne treatment but in only mild pain afterwards
  • Foot pain relief was the same regardless of whether the patients suffered from diabetes or not
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