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ACE Report #2705
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Low-level laser therapy accelerates clinical recovery in chronic Achilles tendinopathy


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effects of Low-Level Laser Therapy and Eccentric Exercises in the Treatment of Recreational Athletes With Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy

Am J Sports Med. 2008 May;36(5):881-7. Epub 2008 Feb 13.

Contributing Authors: A Stergioulas M Stergioula R Aarskog RA Lopes-Martins JM Bjordal

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Synopsis

52 recreational athletes with chronic Achilles tendinopathy symptoms, on an eccentric exercise (EE) regimen, were randomized to receive an 8 week treatment with either a low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or a placebo LLLT. LLLT use in this study has been found to accelerate the clinical recovery in chronic Achilles tendinopathy when added to the EE regimen. The LLLT treatment achieved same results at...

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