The use of Bioptron light (polarized, polychromatic, non-coherent) therapy for the treatment of acute ankle sprains

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Stasinopoulos, D., Papadopoulos, K., Lamnisos, D. and Stasinopoulos, I. 2017. The use of Bioptron light (polarized, polychromatic, non-coherent) therapy for the treatment of acute ankle sprains. Disability and Rehabilitation. 39 (5), pp. 450-457. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2016.1146357
TypeArticle
TitleThe use of Bioptron light (polarized, polychromatic, non-coherent) therapy for the treatment of acute ankle sprains
AuthorsStasinopoulos, D., Papadopoulos, K., Lamnisos, D. and Stasinopoulos, I.
Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of Bioptron light therapy for the treatment of acute ankle sprains.
Method: A parallel group, single-blind, controlled study was carried out in patients with grade II acute ankle sprains. Patients were randomly allocated into two treatment groups (n¼25 for each). Both groups received cryotherapy, and the test group also received Bioptron light therapy. All treatments were performed daily for 5 d. Evaluations included self-reported pain via a visual analogue scale, degree of ankle edema, and ankle range of motion via goniometry carried out before the treatment and at the end of the treatment.
Results: The test group showed the largest magnitude of improvement for all evaluations at treatment five, and the between-group differences observed were statistically significant (p50.0005 for each).
Conclusions: These data provide preliminary evidence of the efficacy of Bioptron light therapy supplemented with cryotherapy for the treatment of acute ankle sprains; however, larger studies are required to confirm these results.

Research GroupRehabilitation Exercise Science at the London Sport Institute
LanguageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation
ISSN0963-8288
Electronic1464-5165
Publication dates
Online04 Mar 2016
Print27 Feb 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited12 Oct 2017
Accepted21 Jan 2016
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2016.1146357
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