Positive effects of low level laser therapy on Bouchard’s and Heberden’s osteoarthritis
Laser therapy on hand osteoarthritis. No placebo control in this study. LLLT was applied to the affected finger joints. LLLT was found to significantly reduce pain and ring size and increase range of motion after 5-7 treatments.
Published: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. 2016; 48(5): 498-504. doi: 10.1002/lsm.22480.
Keywords: conservative treatment; low-power laser; photobiomodulation therapy; osteoarthritis of the hand; distal interphalangeal joint; proximal interphalangeal joint