Tennis Elbow getting relief by cold low lever laser therapy

NSAIDs may be more effective than corticosteroid injections at reducing pain for tennis elbow

Low-level laser therapy may be beneficial at improving pain in the short term for tennis elbow  when compared with placebo

SUMMARY:

Lateral pain in the elbow, tennis elbow can be treated by many ways. Today we just look at three.

Corticosteroid injections may increase the recurrence rate compared with physiotherapy, and although repeated injections do create pain relief, it also leads to a greater need for surgery than single corticosteroid injection. Low-level laser therapy (cold laser) may be beneficial at improving pain in the short term when compared with placebo.

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Lateral pain in the elbow affects up to 3% of the population, and is considered an overload injury of the extensor tendons of the forearm where they attach at the lateral epicondyle. Although usually self-limiting, symptoms may persist for over 1 year in up to 20% of people.

  • In the long term, physiotherapy or oral NSAIDs may be more effective than corticosteroid injections at reducing pain.
  • Corticosteroid injections may increase the recurrence rate compared with physiotherapy and “wait and see”.
  • Repeated corticosteroid injections may lead to lower reduction in pain and greater need for surgery than single corticosteroid injection.
  • Topical NSAIDs lead to short-term pain relief and better global improvement compared with placebo, but long-term effects are unknown.

Low-level laser therapy may be beneficial at improving pain in the short term when compared with placebo.

Elbow manipulation may be more effective at improving pain-free grip in people with tennis elbow

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Dr. Justin Trosclair, DC

serving Breaux Bridge, Lafayette, Henderson, Parks, Cecilia 70517, 70506, 70592

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3217754/