Comparative Study of Conventional Tens Versus Phonophoresis Along With Exercises in Lateral Epicondylitis

Tushar J Palekar, Monica Nandlal Dhanani, Ajay Malshikhare, Shilpa Khandare



The estimated annual incidence in the general population is 1-3% among them most patients are between the ages 30 and 55 years. In clinical practice the condition is found more often in non-athelets than atheletes; probably less than 5% of patients with epicondylitis are golf or tennis players.There is scant data available regarding the relative efficacy of TENS, Phonophoresis and Exercises in the management of Lateral Epicondylitis. So this study was design to compare the effectiveness of TENS versus Phonophoresis along with Exercises in Lateral Epicondylitis.60 subjects were selected according to inclusion criteria and VAS, ROM and Grip Strength were measured on Day1 pre-treatment, Day6 and Day12 post-treatment.  Patients were divided randomly into two groups by simple random sampling. Group A received Phonophoresis and exercises & Group B received Conventional TENS and exercises. Exercises included static stretching and eccentric strengthening. Each group was treated 6days a week for 2weeks.Results of this study showed significant improvement in  Group A when compared to Group B with significant p value<0.0001


         Lateral epicondylitis, Phonophoresis, Conventional TENS, Grip Strength.


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