Effectiveness of Dry Needling on Lateral Epicondylitis Patient Compared to Ultrasound Therapy

Authors

  • Sangamithra Radhakrishnan
  • Saravan kumar J
  • Muthukumaran Jothilingam

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ggqvg379

Keywords:

Lateral epicondylitis, Dry needling, Ultrasound therapy, VAS, PRTEE

Abstract

Background: The goal of study is to assess the effectiveness of dry needling and ultrasound therapy on lateral
epicondylitis patients.
Purpose: To compare the effectiveness of dry needling on lateral epicondylitis patients compared to ultrasound
therapy.
Materials and Methods: Ninety subjects with lateral epicondylitis (both male and female) divided in two groups.
Group “A” acquired dry needling two days a week for a period of two weeks and Group “B” acquired ultrasound
therapy four days a week for a period of two weeks. Visual Analogue Scale, Patient-rated tennis elbow evaluation
were used to assess patients in before and after treatment. Study period: November 2022 to April 2023.
Result: Based on data analysis both visual analogue scale and patient rated tennis elbow evaluation values in each
group are significantly different in before and after treatment having p<0.0001 for each group. In Group analysis
is highly significant with p<0.0001 for VAS, p<0.0001 for PRTEE dry needling is greater in lowering discomfort
and increasing mobility.
Conclusion: Dry needling is more effective than ultrasound therapy in lateral epicondylitis.

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Author Biographies

  • Sangamithra Radhakrishnan

    Undergraduate,Saveetha college of physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences,Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Saravan kumar J

    Assistant Professor, Saveetha college of physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences,Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Muthukumaran Jothilingam

    Professor, Saveetha college of physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences,Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Effectiveness of Dry Needling on Lateral Epicondylitis Patient Compared to Ultrasound Therapy. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 800-804. https://doi.org/10.37506/ggqvg379