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IJHSR. 2015; 5(5): 216-221

Comparative Study of Ultrasound and Tens in the Management of Tennis Elbow.

Sharick Shamsi, Shabana Khan, Faisal M. Alyazedi, Nezar Al-Toriri, Abdulmohsen hassan. Al ghamdi.

Study Objective: Comparative Study of Ultrasound and TENS in the Management of Tennis Elbow.
Design: Pre & post test control group design.
Method and Measurements: 30 patients from Raj Nursing Home [Age group 25-55 yrs] who were diagnosed with Tennis elbow, with onset ˃1-3 months were randomly assigned to either group A receiving US and group B receiving TENS . Treatment was given for 10 sessions for the period of 5 week. Before treatment and after 5 weeks of treatment pain was assessed on VAS and MPQ.
Results: Subjects in-group A that received Ultrasound showed greater Improvement in pain compared with the TENS group on 5th week compared with pre treatment. (p˂0.050)
Conclusion: The result of study suggests that Ultrasound improves the symptoms of Tennis elbow. TENS also improved the pain symptoms but was too small to reach satisfactory outcome for patients. Based on these results Ultrasound should be the treatment of choice for Tennis elbow rather than TENS.

Key words: Ultrasound, TENS, Tennis elbow,

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