Several names exist for this issue: Tennis elbow, lateral elbow pain / tendinopathy, epicondylalgia, epicondylitis … They all refer to the same diagnosis. Is it frequent? It is a frequent issue among 35-54 years old people. It affects 1-3% of general population with an increased risk among smokers, manual workers, or tennis players. How long… Continue reading Tennis Elbow = Lateral Elbow pain / tendinopathy LET = Epicondylalgia
(Vuvan, Vicenzino, Mellor, Heales, & Coombes, 2019) Aims: To investigate the effect of an 8-week unsupervised program of isometric exercise compared to a wait-and-see approach on pain, disability, global improvement, and pain-free grip strength in participants with unilateral LET. Methods: RCT in Australia. Inclusion: 18-70 years old, unilateral LET >6 weeks, pain >2 on average,… Continue reading Unsupervised isometric exercise versus wait-and-see for LET
(Hoogvliet, Randsdorp, Dingemanse, Koes, & Huisstede, 2013) Aims: To assess the evidence for effectiveness of exercise therapy and mobilisation techniques for both medial and lateral epicondylitis. Methods: SR on 4 DB, 2 reviewers independently extracted data and assessed the methodological quality. English, German, French, Dutch language. Quality assessed according to a scale (Furlan). Heterogeneity made… Continue reading Does effectiveness of exercise therapy and mobilization techniques offer guidance for treatment of L & M epicondylitis?
(Coombes, Bisset, & Vicenzino, 2015) Aims: To collate evidence and expert opinion on the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and differential diagnosis of LET. Factors that might provide prognostic value or direction for physical rehabilitation are canvassed. Clinical recommendations for physical rehabilitation are provided, including the prescription of exercise and adjunctive physical therapy and pharmacotherapy. Methods: Not… Continue reading Management of lateral elbow tendinopathy
(Smith, Hendrick, O Smith, & Al., 2017) Aims: To compare the effect of exercises where pain is allowed / encouraged compared with non-painful exercises on pain, function or disability in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain within randomised controlled trials. Method: Systematic review on exercises into pain vs non-pain exercises on pain, function or disability. 9… Continue reading Should exercises be painful in the management of chronic MKS pain? A SR with MA
(Takasaki et al., 2011) Aims: The purpose of this study was 1) to examine measurement reliability of segmental upper cervical movements using magnetic resonance imaging and 2) to investigate the content validity of the FRT Methods: MRI study measurement on 19 healthy women. Results: FRT is a valid and reliable (substantial reliability) measure of Upper… Continue reading Normal kinematics of the upper cervical spine during the Flexion-Rotation Test – In vivo measurements using magnetic resonance imaging
(Van Laarhoven et al., 2011) Aims: To study verbally induced nocebo and placebo effects on itch and pain. Methods: 105 healthy female subjects were randomly assigned to one of 4 groups: (Itch nocebo n=36 vs Control n=20 or Pain nocebo n=33 vs Control n=16). In itch / pain nocebo groups patients were told a verbal… Continue reading Induction of nocebo and placebo effects on itch and pain by verbal suggestions
(Walsh & Hall, 2009) Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the reliability, validity and diagnostic accuracy of manual palpation of the sciatic, tibial and common peroneal nerves in the examination of low-back related leg pain. Methods: 45 subjects. Palpation compared to SLR + Slump. Inclusion: presence of unilateral low-back related leg pain,… Continue reading Reliability, validity and diagnostic accuracy of palpation of the sciatic, tibial and common peroneal nerves in the exam of LB related leg pain.
(Willy et al., 2019) Aims: Guidelines on PFP Methods: Review of literature & experts' consensus. Limitations: May be bias in experts’ opinion. Broad topic. Expert consensus In Practice: Diagnosis: The presence of retro-patellar or peri-patellar pain, (2) reproduction of retro-patellar or peri-patellar pain with squatting, stair climbing, prolonged sitting, or other functional activities loading the… Continue reading Patellofemoral Pain
This post is a simple list of all resources I currently use to learn. (I will try to update it frequently). I wanted to list them all in one place and make them accessible to everyone seeking for sources of information. You will find here different types of learning inputs according to the learning experience… Continue reading Great learning opportunities :