Metrics details. Physical therapy for the treatment of lateral epicondylitis LE often comprises movement therapies, extracorporeal shockwave therapy ECSWT , low level laser therapy LLLT , low frequency electrical stimulation or pulsed electromagnetic fields. One thousand one hundred thirty eight studies were identified. One thousand seventy of those did not meet inclusion criteria. After full articles were retrieved 16 studies met inclusion criteria and 12 studies reported comparable outcome variables. Analyses were conducted for overall pain relief, pain relief during maximum handgrip strength tests, and maximum handgrip strength.
"Long-Arm Splinting for Lateral Epicondylitis: A Case Study" by Crystal Wolters
It might seem funny but tennis elbow also known as lateral epicondylitis could be caused by a problem in the neck. In other words, it may not be coming directly from the elbow. True lateral epicondylitis occurs as a result of local trauma and tissue inflammation. Overuse of the extensor carpi radialis brevis tendon causes microtrauma where the tendon attaches to the elbow. That same spot along the outside of the elbow is where pain can be referred when pressure is placed on the C67 nerve root. This condition is referred to as cervical radiculopathy. The C67 nerve root leaves the spinal cord in the lower cervical spine and travels from the neck down the arm.
Risk factors in lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow): a case-control study
By Dr. Yoon Jeon. A year-old double glazing worker, presented with a complaint of elbow pain. The patient had a 13 months history of the pain in both elbows. He attributed the onset of symptoms to his work.
Lateral epicondylosis LE is a common, painful condition affecting the lateral region of the elbow. This condition was previously known by many different names, including tennis elbow and lateral epicondylitis. Evidence indicates that the condition affects the common extensor tendon at the elbow and that the pathophysiologic process is more often tendinosis instead of tendinitis since tendinitis is usually seen in the acute phases.