Effect of myofascial release and active release technique in participants with acute lateral epicondylitis
Rohit Gaikwad, Dr. Deepali Hande
Background: Lateral epicondylitis is the most common condition occurring at the elbow joint. It is a pathologic condition of the wrist extensor muscles at their origin on the lateral humeral epicondyle. ART and MFR with ultrasound are used as a mode of treatment in lateral epicondylitis. Materials and methodology: The participants were divided into two groups each including 10 participants: A (MFR + Ultrasound) & B (ART + Ultrasound). NPRS, PRTEE questionnaire and hand dynamometer was used to evaluate the outcome measures at the beginning and end of 3 weeks. The period of intervention was 3 weeks for 4 days per week and after 3 weeks. Result: Post intervention, MFR and ART with ultrasound were beneficial in reducing pain, improving functional abilities and grip strength. Conclusion: Study concluded that MFR was more effective then ART when compared on Hand Dyanomometer and PRTEE Questionnaire, while on NPRS both were effective.
Rohit Gaikwad, Dr. Deepali Hande. Effect of myofascial release and active release technique in participants with acute lateral epicondylitis. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 5, Issue 5, 2018, Pages 01-07