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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25254207/thai-massage-and-thai-herbal-compress-versus-oral-ibuprofen-in-symptomatic-treatment-of-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Natthakarn Chiranthanut, Nutthiya Hanprasertpong, Supanimit Teekachunhatean
The aim of this study was to verify the clinical responses to Thai massage (TM) and Thai herbal compression (THC) for treating osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in comparison to oral ibuprofen. This study was a randomized, evaluator-blind, controlled trial. Sixty patients with OA of the knee were randomly assigned to receive either a one-hour session of TM or THC (three times weekly) or oral ibuprofen (three times daily). The duration of treatment was three weeks. The clinical assessments included visual analog scale assessing pain and stiffness, Lequesne's functional index, time for climbing up ten steps, and physician's and patient's overall opinions on improvement...
2014: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25143717/the-efficacy-of-traditional-thai-massage-in-decreasing-spasticity-in-elderly-stroke-patients
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Thanitta Thanakiatpinyo, Supakij Suwannatrai, Ueamphon Suwannatrai, Phanitanong Khumkaew, Dokmai Wiwattamongkol, Manmas Vannabhum, Somluck Pianmanakit, Vilai Kuptniratsaikul
PURPOSE: To study the efficacy of traditional Thai massage (TTM) versus conventional physical therapy (PT) programs in treating muscle spasticity, functional ability, anxiety, depression, and quality of life (QoL) in Thai stroke patients. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial with a blinded assessor was carried out at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Siriraj Hospital (Bangkok, Thailand). The study included 50 stroke (onset ≥ 3 months) outpatients experiencing spasticity at the elbow or knee muscles at a grade of ≥ 1+ on the modified Ashworth Scale who were ≥ 50 years old and able to communicate...
2014: Clinical Interventions in Aging
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