A Study to Compare the Effect of Active Release Technique and Myofascial Release Technique on Pain, Grip Strength & Functional Performance in Subjects with Lateral Epicondylitis
Keywords:Active release technique, lateral epicondylitis, myofascial release technique
Background of the Study: Lateral epicondylitis is one of the most common musculoskeletal condition
occurring due to repetitive movements. Active release technique and myofascial release technique is used to
reduce pain, improve grip strength and functional performance in subjects with lateral epicondylitis .
Methods: Patients in Group A received Active Release Technique (ART) along with ultrasound.
Patients in Group B received Myofascial Release Technique (MFR) along with ultrasound. For a treatment
period of about 30- 40min in each session for regular period of 2 to 3 for a week
Outcome Measures : Visual analogue scale, hand dynamometer, Patient rated tennis elbow evaluation score
Results : Myofascial Release Technique was slightly more effective in improving grip strength, reducing
pain & disability when compared to Active Release Technique
Conclusion: Active Release Technique and Myofascial Release Technique both along with ultrasound are
effective in patients with Lateral Epicondylitis. Myofascial Release Technique demonstrated slight better
outcomes than Active Release Technique in the management of Chronic Lateral Epicondylitis.
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