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J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2006 Sep;50(3):182-9.

Lateral epicondylosis: a case study of conservative care utilizing ART and rehabilitation.

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  • 1Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Canada. showitt@cmcc.ca

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To present the diagnostic features of lateral epicondylosis and response to treatment by Active Release Technique (ART), a promising treatment for lateral epicondylosis.

CLINICAL FEATURES:

The most important feature is pain at the lateral epicondyle of the humerus, most notably in actively extending or passively flexing the wrist.

INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME:

Treatment involves eliminating any inflammation, reducing muscular pain and hypertonicity, correcting biomechanical dysfunction, and restricting/modifying the offending activity. ART was successfully utilized in an attempt to remove adhesions and promote restoration of normal tissue texture. A sports specific rehabilitation protocol was employed to re-establish wrist extensor strength and interferential current and ice were used to control pain and residual inflammation.

CONCLUSION:

A combination of soft tissue therapy, rehabilitation, and therapeutic modalities is a protocol that may be used by both allopathic and chiropractic practitioners alike, and allow for the athletic patient to return to play as quickly as possible.

PMID:
17549155
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PMCID:
PMC1839962
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