Efficacy of Cyriax Physiotherapy versus Cyriax and low level Laser Therapy on pain and grip strength in Lateral Epicondylitis

  • Sunita Sharma Assistant Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences & Research (Maharishi Markandeshwar Deemed to be University) Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
  • Nitin Gupta Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences & Research (Maharishi Markandeshwar Deemed to be University) Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
  • Sandeep Joshi Professor, Department of Medicine, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences & Research (Maharishi Markandeshwar Deemed to be University) Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
  • Rosy Bala Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences & Research (Maharishi Markandeshwar Deemed to be University) Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
  • Ruby Sharma Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences & Research (Maharishi Markandeshwar Deemed to be University) Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
Keywords: Cyriax physiotherapy; low level laser; lateral epicondylitis; handgrip strength; deep transverse friction

Abstract

Objective: The study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of Cyriax physiotherapy versus Cyriaxand Low Level Laser Therapy to compare these techniques in reducing pain and improving gripstrength in patients with lateral epicondylitis.

Methodology: The study population included 30patients of lateral epicondylitis (signs and symptoms present for more than 6 weeks) diagnosedin outpatient and indoor facilities of MM Hospital, Mullana. The subjects were selected bymeans of simple random sampling. After fulfilling the inclusion and exclusion criteria, thepatients were randomly allocated in two groups: Group A and Group B. Group A received cyriaxphysiotherapy alone whereas Group B patients were subjected to combined Cyriax and low levelLaser therapy. Baseline measurements of pain and grip strength were taken before treatmentand then at 3 weeks respectively.

Results: Our findings showed that there was significantlyhigher improvement in pain and grip strength in Group B (patients receiving combination ofcyriax therapy with low dose laser therapy) as compared to Group A (p<0.05).

Conclusion:Cyriax physiotherapy and low level laser therapy were effective in reducing pain and improvinggrip strength after the treatment sessions. But benefits of cyriax physiotherapy with low levellaser therapy in lateral epicondylitis patients are significantly higher as compared to cyriaxphysiotherapy alone over a three week period. Hence, cyriax with low level laser therapy isproved to be a better treatment.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol.20(2) 2021 p.356-360

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2021-02-01
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Sharma, S., Gupta, N., Joshi, S., Bala, R., & Sharma, R. (2021). Efficacy of Cyriax Physiotherapy versus Cyriax and low level Laser Therapy on pain and grip strength in Lateral Epicondylitis. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 20(2), 356-360. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v20i2.51548
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