Clinical Outcomes Following Radial Shockwave Therapy in Lateral Epicondylitis Patients: Preliminary Study

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Sutida Sakunkaruna
Chompunoot Suwanasri
Attaporn Mongkonpattarasuk


Lateral epicondylitis is very common among people who repeatedly use the wrist or arm. The patients usually experience pain at the outside of their elbows while extending their wrists. The purpose of this study is to study the preliminary results of radial shockwave therapy in patients with elbow ligament inflammation, pain and the ability to perform arm activities. This preliminary included 9 people with elbow pain who were measured before the first treatment, week 4 and week 7. Pain tolerance on the outside of the elbow (the most painful position) while providing pressure of about 1 centimeter2/second with Pressure Algometer (2) measures the strength of the hand compression in the elbow bend position at 90 degrees (3). Nerve Arm Dynamics radial3 (upper limb neurodynamic test [ULNT 2]). Statistically significant differences (p<0.05) were found before and after treatment. The data obtained from this study indicate that the radial shockwave conservation treatment in patients with lateral epicondylitis is likely to reduce pain and promote activity with better use of hands and arms.

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Sakunkaruna S, Suwanasri C, Mongkonpattarasuk A. Clinical Outcomes Following Radial Shockwave Therapy in Lateral Epicondylitis Patients: Preliminary Study. Health Sci J Thai [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 10 [cited 2024 Jul. 20];6(2):67-73. Available from:
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