Effect of Adding Rotator Cuff Strengthening To Therapeutic Ultrasound and Wrist Extensor Eccentric Exercise for Lateral Epicondylalgia - A Randomized Clinical Trial

Sharma, Meenakshi and Eapen, Charu and Kamath, Jagannath B (2015) Effect of Adding Rotator Cuff Strengthening To Therapeutic Ultrasound and Wrist Extensor Eccentric Exercise for Lateral Epicondylalgia - A Randomized Clinical Trial. International Journal of Health Sciences & Research, 5 (7). pp. 250-257. ISSN 2249-9571

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Abstract

Objectives: To see the effect of adding rotator cuff strengthening exercise to therapeutic ultrasound and wrist extensor eccentric exercise on pain, pain free grip strength, pressure pain threshold and functional activity of the patient with lateral epicondylalgia . Methodology: Patients with lateral elbow pain for at least 4 weeks between the age group30-60 were included after they fulfilled the criteria for lateral epicondylalgia. 43 patients were screened and finally 30 were included for the study. The included patients received treatment for three weeks, three sessions per week. Group 1 received therapeutic ultrasound and eccentric exercise for the wrist and group 2 in addition received rotator cuff strengthening. Pain on visual analogue scale (VAS), pain free grip strength (PFGS), pressure pain threshold (PPT) and, functional activity of the patient using Patient-rated Tennis Elbow Evaluation Questionnaire (PRTEE) were evaluated. Results: No significant difference was seen between the two groups .Within group analysis showed significant difference in pain free grip strength in group 2. Conclusions: Adding rotator cuff strengthening improved pain free grip strength in patients with lateral epicondylalgia but not pain and functional loss.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lateral epicondylalgia, rotator cuff strengthening exercises, eccentric exercises, pain free grip strength, function.
Subjects: Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Physiotherapy
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Surgery
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2015 09:49
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2015 09:49
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143387

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