[Laser therapy of Achilles tendinitis]

Ugeskr Laeger. 1994 Nov 7;156(45):6680-3.
[Article in Danish]


The effects of low level laser treatment in soldiers with achilles tendinitis were studied in a prospective, randomized and double blind trial. Eighty-nine soldiers were enrolled in the study. Forty-six were randomized to treatment with active laser and 43 to treatment with placebo laser. No statistically significant differences in the number of consultations, morning stiffness, tenderness, crepitation, swelling, redness, VAS-score of pain and degree of unfitness for duty were found between the two treatment groups.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • English Abstract
  • Multicenter Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Achilles Tendon / radiation effects*
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy*
  • Male
  • Military Personnel
  • Prospective Studies
  • Tendinopathy / radiotherapy*