Efficacy of low level laser therapy on painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Kumar, Shashi and Maiya, Arun G and Hande, Manjunath H and Vidyasagar, Sudha and Rao, Karthik N and Rajagopal, KV (2015) Efficacy of low level laser therapy on painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Laser Therapy, 24 (3). pp. 195-200.

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Abstract

Background & aims: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) accounts for most common complications of T2DM. Painful DPN is associated with functional limitation & poor quality of life. Therefore, objective of the study is to find the effect of low level laser therapy on painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) Materials & methods: The study design is pre-post observational design. After obtaining ethical clearance and informed consent, 19 T2DM subjects were screened and confirmed for peripheral neuropathy in an outpatient setting with biochemical parameter, pain scale and Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument (MNSI). Low Level Laser therapy was irradiated through scanning mode with dosage of 3.1J/cm2 on the plantar and dorsum of the foot and 3.4j/cm2 with contact method for 10days and all subjects were reassessed at the end of the 10 day. Descriptive statistics and paired' test was used to analyze the pre-post finding within the group. Level of significance was set at p<0.05 Results: The result analysis showed significant reduction in Pain using VAS scale (6.47 ± 0.84 to 1.21 ± 0.78 (p<0.001), MNSI (5.52 ± 1.26 to 2.71 ± 0.97 (<0.001). In addition we observed significant reduction in Vibration perception threshold (32.68 ± 6.08 to 24.84 ± 4.29 (<0.001) and a significant increase in the temperature from baseline to post intervention (30.01 ± 2.11 to 31.75 ± 1.03 (p<0. 001). Conclusion: In the present study, Low level laser therapy was found to be effective in type 2 DM with peripheral neuropathy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Type 2 diabetes mellitus; peripheral neuropathy; pain; low level laser therapy.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Radiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2016 13:53
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 13:53
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146824

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