Sufferers have been able to resume normal hand functioning in less than a week’s time after undergoing ultrasound therapy for their tennis elbow problem. It is recommended that this form of therapy be done by trained, certified and experienced pair of hands only.
Radial shockwave therapy consisted of 3 sessions at weekly intervals. Ultrasound therapy consisted of 10 treatments performed daily. The clinical status of the patients before treatment, just after treatment, and after 8 weeks was assessed with the Leitinen questionnaire and a visual analogue scale (VAS).
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A few studies suggest that ultrasound therapy may have a slight pain-relieving effect. It probably takes about 5 to 10 weeks for treatment using ultrasound waves to have a noticeable effect. This treatment hardly has any side effects.
Dec. 6, 2002 (Chicago) -- From tennis elbow to jumper's knee, a new ultrasound needle treatment reduced pain and restored function in 65% of patients treated, according to researchers at a meeting ...
Surgical intervention is reserved for the recalcitrant cases if 6 to 9 months of conservative treatment failed. However, in professional athletes, it may be only after 3-6 months. History and etymology. It was initially described by Henry Morris as “lawn tennis arm” in 1882 9 and now most commonly termed as tennis elbow. Differential diagnosis
Treatment protocol . In Group 1 (CUS group, n=17), continuous ultrasonic waves of 1.5 MHz frequency and 1 W/cm 2 power were applied with a 5-cm diameter applicator (Sonopuls 434; Enraf Nonius, Delft, Netherlands) for 5 min per session. The patients were in the sitting position, and an acoustic gel containing no pharmacological active substance was applied.
Therapeutic ultrasound has a frequency range between 0,75 and 3.3 MHz. Higher the frequency the more superficial is the depth of penetration. LET is a superficial condition and the ideal frequency is 3 MHz . The 4 studies that showed negative effects of ultrasound in the management of LET, the frequency of ultrasound was 1 MHz.
Ultrasound Therapy May Improve Tennis Elbow Symptoms. May 18, 2015. Lateral epicondylitis, commonly referred to as tennis elbow, is the inflammation and tearing of the common extensor muscles of the wrist at the level of the elbow. It is usually caused by overuse or repetitive strain and symptoms include pain and weakness of the wrist and forearm.