Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 5 (October 2017)

Page No.: 2364-2370

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2017.211


Shahiduz Zafar 1, Suraj Kumar *2.

1 Phd Scholar, Monad University, Hapur, UP, India.

*2 Associate Professor and Head, Department of Physiotherapy, UPUMS, Saifai, Etawah, UP, India.

Address of Correspondence: Dr. Suraj Kumar, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Physiotherapy, UPUMS, Saifai, Etawah, UP, India. Mobile: 7055006705 E-Mail: surajdr2001@yahoo.com


Background: Rotator cuff injury is a common problem for Indian population and the management plays a crucial role in healing and preventing the aggravation of the problem.

Purpose of Study: To compare Ultrasound Therapy and LASER for the management of shoulder rotator cuff muscles injury.

Methodology: 20 male patients (10 in each group) were randomly recruited for the study. Group A were given Ultrasound therapy whereas group B were given LASER therapy for 5 days in a weak for four weeks. The data were taken on baseline, on 21 days and 30 days.

Result: The result shows that the SPADI pain and disability index score, VAS score and ROM of shoulder are improved significantly higher in LASER group compared to as ultrasound therapy group.

Conclusion: Thus the study concludes that ultrasound therapy as well as LASER therapy is helpful modalities for management of rotator cuff injuries but LASER causes higher improvement. Therefore LASER is much better than the Ultrasound therapy for the management of grade 1 and 2 rotator cuff injury.

Key words: Ultrasound, rotator cuff injury, Shoulder joint, SPADI, LASER.


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Cite this article: Shahiduz Zafar, Suraj Kumar. COMPARISON OF LASER AND ULTRASOUND THERAPY FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF SHOULDER ROTATOR CUFF MUSCLES INJURY. Int J Physiother Res 2017;5(5):2364-2370. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2017.208