Pandian Sankara Kumaran, Tamilvanan M, Karthikeyan Paragangimalai Diwakar
Abstract: Objective: Tennis elbow is an inflammatory condition of the common extensor origin over the lateral epicondyle. This condition does not affect tennis players only. It often follows an injury or sudden contraction of the common extensor origin.There is many treatments and approaches towards Tennis elbow but physiotherapy is the best modern conservative treatment. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of movement with mobilization in reducing pain and increasing strength in patients with chronic lateral epicondylitis. Design and setting: A randomized controlled study design was used to examine the differences between conventional physical therapy and physical therapy with manual mobilization approach for study duration of 15 days. Subjects: Twelve subjects of both male and female gender were divided into 2 groups. Experimental group treated with ultrasound therapy, mobilization and progressive resisted exercises. Control group treated with ultrasound therapy and progressive resisted exercises only the results were analyzed. The procedure was done in Physiotherapy Department at Masterskill college of Nursing and health. Outcome Measurement: Two outcome measures were used. NPRS for the measurement of severity of pain and various weighted sand bags (0.25 kg to 2kg) were used to measure the strength. Results: The data shows a significant difference in the post test values of pain and strength between experimental group and control group. Experimental group shows much decrease in pain and increase in strength than the control group. Conclusion: The study concludes that the manual mobilization with movement along with ultrasound therapy and progressive resisted exercises is effective in reducing pain and increasing strength than that of progressive resisted exercise along with ultra sound therapy in adults with chronic lateral epicondylitis.
Keywords: Epicondylitis, Manual Mobilization, NPRS Scale