Thirty-five patients with rotator cuff tendinitis were randomly allocated to active (CB Medico Master III 830 nm Ga As AL diode) laser or dummy laser treatment twice weekly for 8 weeks. Movement range, painful arc score, resisted movement score and responses to visual analogue scales for night pain, rest pain, movement pain and functional limitation were measured second weekly. All responses improved from baseline but there was no difference between the two groups. These results fail to demonstrate the effectiveness of laser therapy in rotator cuff tendinitis.
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