The Effectiveness of Thermal Mode of 448 kHz Capacitive Resistive Monopolar Radiofrequency in the Continuous Wave in Patients with Chronic Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy. A Pilot Clinical Trial
Efstratia Giannikou, Tatiana Adamak, Amalia Maria Kallianioti,
Kontozoudaki Antonia and Dimitrios Stasinopoulos
Department of Physical Therapy, University of West Attica: Agiou Spyridonos, Athens, Greece
*Corresponding Author: Dimitrios Stasinopoulos, Department of Physical
Therapy, University of West Attica: Agiou Spyridonos, Athens, Greece.
May 31, 2023; Published: July 21, 2023
The aim of the present clinical trial was to compare the clinical results of the use of an exercise program with those of an exercise program and thermal (thermia or hyperthermia) mode of 448 kHz Capacitive Resistive Monopolar Radiofrequency in the continuous wave in patients with chronic lateral elbow tendinopathy. Patients were allocated to two groups. Pain, function, strength, and kinesiophobia were measured. An exercise programme and thermal (thermia or hyperthermia) mode of 448 kHz Capacitive Resistive Monopolar Radiofrequency in continuous wave, had reduced the pain and kinisiophobia and improved function and strength in patients with chronic lateral elbow tendinopathy at the end of the treatment and at the follow-ups. Future well-designed randomised controlled clinical trials are needed to establish the effectiveness 448 kHz Capacitive Resistive Monopolar Radiofrequency in the management of chronic lateral elbow tendinopathy.
Keywords: Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy; Exercise; Capacitive Resistive Monopolar Radiofrequency 448kHz
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