Efficacy of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) and Kinesio Taping in Patients With Lateral Epicondylitis

TENS and Kinesio Tape for Treatment Lateral Epicondylitis

Sponsors

Lead Sponsor: European University of Lefke

Source European University of Lefke
Brief Summary

Lateral epicondylitis is the most common condition affecting the elbow and characterized by pain over the lateral epicondyle. The aim of this study was to determine and compare the efficacy of TENS and Kinesio Taping in lateral epicondylitis.

Detailed Description

In this prospective-randomized, assessor blinded controlled trial, seventy-eight patients (63 women, 15 men, mean age 47,5 ±7,94 years) with lateral epicondylitis were enrolled. Patients were allocated into 4 treatment groups: Group 1 received TENS and Kinesio Taping, group 2 received TENS+sham Kinesio Taping, group 3 received sham TENS+ Kinesio Taping and group 4 received sham TENS+sham Kinesio Taping. TENS was applied for 10 sessions and Kinesio Taping for 4 times in 10 days. All patients were given a progressive exercise program and were informed about the disease. All patients were told to take paracetamol 500 mg if their pain is severe and to note the number of the paracetamol taken.

Outcome measures were pain-free grip strength, pressure pain threshold and pain severity at rest, night and forced wrist extension test. Patient-rated tennis elbow evaluation (PRTEE) was used to determine functional status. Patients were assessed for outcome measures at screening, after treatment (day 10) and 12th week after the treatment.

Overall Status Completed
Start Date June 1, 2013
Completion Date August 31, 2013
Primary Completion Date August 31, 2013
Phase N/A
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Pain-free grip strength 12 week
Pain severity at rest, night and forced wrist extension test 12 week
Pressure pain threshold 12 week
Patient-rated tennis elbow evaluation (PRTEE) 12 week
Enrollment 78
Condition
Intervention

Intervention Type: Other

Intervention Name: Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

Intervention Type: Other

Intervention Name: Sham Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

Intervention Type: Other

Intervention Name: Kinesio Taping

Intervention Type: Other

Intervention Name: Sham Kinesio Taping

Eligibility

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria:

- Aged 19 to 72

- Enough cognitive ability to fill clinical assessment forms

- Agreed to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

- Severe or progressive neurological deficits

- Severe psychiatric disease history, substance and/or alcohol dependence,

- Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, malignancy, osteoporosis

- A history of inflammatory or infectious disease

- A skin allergy story

- Previously undergone physical therapy due to lateral epicondylitis

Gender: All

Minimum Age: 19 Years

Maximum Age: 72 Years

Healthy Volunteers: No

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Hilal Telli, MD Principal Investigator European University of Lefke
Verification Date

May 2019

Responsible Party

Type: Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation: European University of Lefke

Investigator Full Name: Hilal Telli

Investigator Title: Assistant Professor - Medical Doctor

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Number Of Arms 4
Arm Group

Label: Group 1

Type: Active Comparator

Description: A total of 10 sessions of TENS were administered to each patient for 20 minutes daily. Kinesio taping was performed a total of 3 sessions on the 1st, 4th and 7th days of treatment.

Label: Group 2

Type: Active Comparator

Description: A total of 10 sessions of TENS were administered to each patient for 20 minutes daily. Sham Kinesio taping was performed a total of 3 sessions on the 1st, 4th and 7th days of treatment, but taping was done incorrectly.

Label: Group 3

Type: Active Comparator

Description: A total of 10 sessions of Sham TENS(the device was not operated) were administered to each patient for 20 minutes daily. Kinesio taping was performed a total of 3 sessions on the 1st, 4th and 7th days of treatment.

Label: Group 4

Type: Placebo Comparator

Description: A total of 10 sessions of Sham TENS(the device was not operated) were administered to each patient for 20 minutes daily. Sham Kinesio taping was performed a total of 3 sessions on the 1st, 4th and 7th days of treatment, but taping was done incorrectly.

Patient Data No
Study Design Info

Allocation: Randomized

Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov