The Efficacy of Eccentric Training Versus Concentric Training Along With Therapeutic Ultrasound Therapy for Pain and Functioning in Subjects with Lateral Epicondylitis

Authors

  • Chenessa Misquitta1 , Ronald Prabhakar2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v14i3.9670

Keywords:

Lateral Epicondylitis , Eccentric Exercise , Concentric Exercise.

Abstract

Background: Lateral Epicondylitis is a disabling musculoskeletal condition leading to pain and/or tenderness

around the elbow. A common presentation may show pain and tenderness over the lateral epicondyle of the

humerus , the radial head , the fascia , between the origins of extensor muscles as well as radiating into the

forearm.

Materials & Methodology: Patients with Lateral Epicondylitis (n=20) were included in this study and

patients with fracture of upper limb , radiculopathies , undergoing steroid therapy , rheumatoid arthritis

were excluded from the study. A comparative study was done where two groups were made , Group A

(n=10) received Eccentric exercise along with Ultrasound Therapy and Group B (n=10) received Concentric

exercise along with Ultrasound Therapy. Treatment was given for 3 times a week for 3 weeks. Pain was

assessed using Numerical Pain Rating Scale and functional disability was assessed using Patient Rated

Tennis Elbow Evaluation.

Results: Group A showed significant decrease in pain and functioning as compared to Group B. Mean pre

NPRS of eccentric subjects was 6.70 which was significantly higher than mean post NPRS 6.30 (p<0.001).

Mean pre NPRS of concentric subjects was 6.30 which was significantly higher than mean post NPRS 2.60

(p<0.001). Mean pre PRTEE of eccentric subjects was 53.90 which was significantly higher than mean post

PRTEE 12.85 (p<0.001). Mean pre PRTEE of concentric subjects was 55.45 which was significantly higher

than mean post PRTEE 23.50 (p<0.001)

Conclusion: The study concluded that Eccentric exercise along with Ultrasound Therapy is more effective

than Concentric exercise along with Ultrasound Therapy.

Author Biography

Chenessa Misquitta1 , Ronald Prabhakar2

1 Intern, 2 Professor, College of Physiotherapy, Wanless Hospital, MMC, Miraj, Maharashtra, India

Published

2020-07-22