Volume : 9, Issue : 1, JAN 2023

COMPARING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY VERSUS PHONOPHORESIS ALONG WITH ECCENTRIC EXERCISES OF WRIST IN RADIAL STYLOID TENOSYNOVITIS

S. P. RAHUL, DR. ML. RAMYAKRISHNA

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Radial styloid tenosynovitis is a repetitive stress condition of the first dorsal compartment of the wrist. It is a common wrist pathology and also a overuse disease. It is more common in women than men.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to find the low-Level Laser therapy versus phonophoresis along with eccentric exercises of wrist in the management of Radial styloid tenosynovitis with respective to pain by using visual analogue scale and functional activity by using patient related wrist evaluation questionnaire.

STUDY SETTING: Apollo College Of Physiotherapy, district headquarters, government hospital, chittoor.  

PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: A total of 20 patients. Intervention 10 patients with radial styloid tenosynovitis were treated with laser therapy and eccentric exercises for wrist for 4 sessions a week, 10 patients of radial styloid tenosynovitis were treated with phonophoresis and eccentric exercises for wrist for 4 weeks. Design is comparative study.

OUTCOME MEASURES: Patient Rated Wrist Evaluation & Visual Analogue Scale. 

RESULTS: The pre and post test values of the group were analysed using paired t- test (0.00079) & independent t- test, P value is less than (0.0005), both the Phonophoresis and laser are useful in treating the patient with radial styloid tenosynovitis in concern with pain and functional activity of wrist after analysis of data Group A showed significant differences than Group B. 

CONCLUSION: The results showed that the uses of Low-Level Laser Therapy with eccentric exercise of wrist are more effective in the management of radial styloid tenosynovitis.

Keywords

RADIAL STYLOID TENOSYNOVITIS, LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY, PHONOPHORESIS, PRWE, VAS.

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