Vol. 6, Issue 4 (2020)
Effect of tendon neuroplastic training on pain and functional disability in chronic lateral epicondylitis patients at the end of 6 weeks: A randomised control trial
Author(s): Siddhant Lokhande, Dr. Gauri Mayank Afle, Dr. Sucheta Golhar
Abstract: Purpose: The study was conducted to identify the therapeutic effect of tendon neuroplastic training (TNT) along with conventional treatment for the treatment of chronic lateral epicondylitis patients. The study would reveal the superiority of treatment option available when compared to the control group. Objective: To find out the effect of tendon neuroplastic training on pain, functional disability at the end of 6 weeks, to find the effect of conventional treatment on pain and functional disability at the end of 6 weeks and compare both of them. Method: Subjects were selected on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria. After taking informed consent they were allotted in two different groups namely A and B according to the computer generated random list. Group A participants were given experimental treatment of tendon neuroplastic training on three non-consecutive days per week for 6 consecutive weeks along with conventional treatment and Group B participants which is the control group were given only conventional exercises which was performed daily. Study design: The study design is experimental and conducted by using randomised control trial. Result: The study showed that the experimental group exercises viz. tendon neuroplastic training along with baseline conventional, was found out statistically significant with p <0.05 than conventional treatment alone. Conclusion: This study concludes that tendon neuroplastic training is more effective over control group exercises on pain and functional disability at the end of 6 weeks as assessed by patient rated tennis elbow evaluation.