A Comparative study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Supervised Exercise Program and Cyriax Physiotherapy on Pain and Function in Lateral Epicondylitis

Authors

  • Gouri Kalaskar
  • Pratik Phansopkar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17408

Keywords:

Cyriax Physiotherapy, Supervised Exercise Programme, Lateral Epicondylitis, VAS, TEFS

Abstract

Background: Lateral epicondylitis is a musculotendinous degenerative disease of the extensors origin
that occurs at the humerus lateral epicondyle. Various methodologies of treatment are utilized in the
board of lateral epicondylitis.
Objectives: The study will investigate the efficacy of the supervised exercise programme and cyriax
physiotherapy on the refinement of pain and the functional within Lateral epicondylitis patients.
Methods: Participants (n=30) with Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow) shall be recruited to participate
in a comparative experimental study. Subjects will be randomized 1:1 to either (1) Supervised Exercise
Programme group, or (2) Cyriax Physiotherapy group. Over a 4-week time period, a 3 times in week
for the total of 12 sessions, subjects in supervised exercise programme group will receive the Extensor
Carpi Radialis Brevis muscle’s static stretching along with the wrist extensor’s eccentric strengthening
and Ultrasound. While those in group of cyriax physiotherapy will receive transverse deep friction
massage for the time of 10 min instantly amid by Mill’s manipulation/manoeuvre and Ultrasound. The
study will be conclude at the 4 weeks.
Discussion: Effectiveness of the interventions on the pain and the functional improvement will be
assessed by VAS (visual analogue scale) and the Tennis Elbow Function Scale (TEFS) respectively. The
findings of the study will greatly contribute for the evidence on the utilization of the supervised exercise
programme and therefore the cyriax physiotherapy in tennis elbow condition.
Conclusion: After the statistical analysis of the results, final statements regarding the conclusion of
which treatment approaches is effective will be made.

Author Biographies

Gouri Kalaskar

Resident Department of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences India

Pratik Phansopkar

Associate Professor & HOD, Department of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy
College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi Meghe, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Published

2021-11-02

How to Cite

Gouri Kalaskar, & Pratik Phansopkar. (2021). A Comparative study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Supervised Exercise Program and Cyriax Physiotherapy on Pain and Function in Lateral Epicondylitis. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 16(1), 18–24. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i1.17408