Comparison of Two Combined Therapeutic Methods for Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis
Comparison of Two Combined Therapeutic Methods for Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis: A Randomized Clinical Trial
  • Phase

    Phase 4
  • Study Type

  • Status

  • Intervention/Treatment

    triamcinolone ...
  • Study Participants

To compare the effectiveness of two combined therapeutic methods including corticosteroid injections with elbow cast versus ice massage and non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Design: Randomized clinical trial. Setting: Boo-Ali and Baqyiatallah Hospital in Tehran. Patients: 50 randomly selected patients, in two groups of 25 subjects. Interventions: Corticosteroid injections with elbow cast versus icing and NSAIDs.

Outcome measures: Patients were evaluated for outcomes, complications and patients' satisfaction at 2nd, 4th, and 12th week after beginning of treatment. We measured the pain severity by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS).
Study Started
Jan 31
Study Completion
Apr 30
Last Update
Nov 07

Drug Triamcinolone Acetonide- Indomethacin-Cryotherapy-Casting


Inclusion Criteria:

pain at the lateral side of the elbow
pain at the lateral epicondyle during resisted dorsiflexion of the wrist with the elbow in full extension, or resisted extension of middle finger at the metacarpophalangeal joint
pain to be continued for longer than 6 weeks or even with recurrent pain during similar period

Exclusion Criteria:

previous history of receiving any treatment for lateral epicondylitis within 6 months prior to intervention
patients who were unable to return for follow up
patients with nerve entrapment
presence of systemic neuromuscular disorders such as myasthenia gravis
upper limb fractures
other arm/forearm pathology such as radial nerve compression
known thrombocytopenia
coagulopathy or bleeding diathesis
history of diffuse pain syndrome
history of inflammatory arthropathy
intolerance/allergy to corticosteroids or NSAIDs or any contraindication for these
untreated depression
history of narcotic use for pain management greater than 1 month or history of narcotic abuse problem
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