Effect of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy on pain, pressure pain threshold, and pain‑free grip strength in participants with lateral epicondylitis

Reddy, Ravi Shankar (2017) Effect of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy on pain, pressure pain threshold, and pain‑free grip strength in participants with lateral epicondylitis. Saudi Journal of Sports Medicine, 17 (2). pp. 93-96. ISSN 2321-6697

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Abstract|ملخص البحث

Objective: The objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness of pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy on pain, pressure pain threshold (PPT), and pain‑free grip strength (PFGS) in participants with lateral epicondylitis (LE). Methods: A total of 22 participants with LE were included in this pre‑ and post‑test study. All participants received 6 weeks of PEMF therapy. Visual analog scale (VAS) was used to record pain levels, pressure algometer was used to measure PPT in kg/cm2, and a handheld dynamometer was used to measure PFGS in kg. Results: All the participants improved following 6 weeks of PEMF therapy. VAS score decreased from 7.82 to 3.11, PPT improved from 2.95 kg/cm2 to 4.84 kg/cm2, and PFGS improved from 18.6 kg to 22.1 kg. All the outcome measures showed statistically significant differences (P < 0.001) following pre‑ and post‑comparisons. Conclusion: PEMF treatment was effective in decreasing pain and improving function in participants with LE.

Item Type|تصنيف النتاج العلمي: Article| منشور علمي
Subjects | مجال موضوع النشر: Rehabilitation science
Divisions | الكلية: College of Applied Medical Sciences > Rehabilitation science
Depositing User: Dr Ravi Shankar Reddy
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2019 06:58
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2019 06:58
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/3002

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