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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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Vol. 10, Issue 2, Part A (2024)

Effectiveness of myofascial release therapy versus isometric strengthening exercises on pain and functional performance in patients with tennis elbow

Effectiveness of myofascial release therapy versus isometric strengthening exercises on pain and functional performance in patients with tennis elbow

Author(s)
Dr. TR Vijitha, Dr. Virupakshi Gomathi, Dr. Syed Rais Rizvi, Dr. Umashankar Panda
Abstract
Background: Lateral epicondylitis is a painful and debilitating musculoskeletal condition that affects health care industry, any activity involving excessive and repetitive use of these muscles (eg. Tennis players, instrument typing, manual work) may cause the tendinosis. The purpose of this study is to know the effectiveness of myofascial release therapy versus isometric strengthening exercises on pain and functional performance in patients with lateral epicondylitis.
Material and Methods: A pre and post comparative study was done on 30 patients with mean age group of 30-60 years were included in the study. Group-A (Experimental) received myofascial release therapy and Group B (control) received isometric strengthening exercise, respectively. NPRS, PRTEE scales reading were taken before and after intervention. The intervention was given for 30 minutes a day, 3 days a week, for a total duration of 4 weeks with conventional physiotherapy. Data was analysed by Paired and Unpaired t test.
Results: According to obtained values the pre and post-test values of numerical pain rating scale and patient rated tennis elbow evaluation questionnaire had shown a significant effect on p values <0.05 in experimental group.
Conclusion: The study concluded that MFR (Myofascial release technique) and isometric strengthening exercise both showed significant improvement but MFR showed more effectiveness to improve in NPRS and PRTEE values in patients affected with lateral epicondylitis.
Pages: 48-53  |  123 Views  87 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. TR Vijitha, Dr. Virupakshi Gomathi, Dr. Syed Rais Rizvi, Dr. Umashankar Panda. Effectiveness of myofascial release therapy versus isometric strengthening exercises on pain and functional performance in patients with tennis elbow. Int J Appl Res 2024;10(2):48-53.
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