Efficacy of Kinesio taping and low-level laser therapy versus conventional therapy for De Quervains's tenosynovitis
Introduction and Aim: De Quervain's tenosynovitis is a disorder characterized by pain, tenderness, and edema over the lateral side of the wrist and caused by mechanical impingement between the tendons of abductor pollicis longus (APL), extensor pollicis brevis (EPB) and narrowed fibrosseous tendon sheet. To determine the efficacy of kinesiotaping and low-level laser therapy in De Quervain's tenosynovitis to reduce pain and improve quality of life. To determine the efficacy of conventional therapy in De Quervain's tenosynovitis to reduce pain and improve the quality of life.
Materials and Methods: 30 subjects were selected using non- probability convenient sampling technique based on inclusion and exclusion criteria and were explained about the procedure with written consent obtained from the subjects. Subjects were allocated into two groups using the lottery method of sampling. Experimental (A) and control group (B), the experimental group was treated with kinesiotaping and low-level laser therapy and control group was treated with conventional therapy (ultrasound and strengthening exercises) for 2 weeks.
Result: Statistical analysis of both pre-test and post-test, VAS and PRWE score revealed that there is a statistically significant difference seen between group A and group B with the p-value of (P<0.0001).
Conclusion: Low-level laser therapy along with kinesiotaping (Group A) proved to be effective treatment than conventional therapy (Group B) in the management of De Quervain's tenosynovitis, however, subjects improved significantly with both treatment strategies.
Keywords: De Quervain’s disease; low-level laser therapy; kinesiotaping; ultrasound; PRWE.
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