Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2018)
Correlation between mobilisation with movement v/s conventional physiotherapy in acute inflammation of medial side of elbow
Author(s): Navdeep Kshitij Dave
Abstract: Background: Medial epicondylitis or ‘golfer’s elbow’ is mostly a tendinous overload injury leading to microtearing. Thereby tendon degeneration appears instead of repair. The most sensitive region is located near the origin of the wrist flexors on the medial epicondyle of the humerus. Sometimes the patient also experiences pain on the ulnar side of the forearm, the wrist and occasionally in the fingers Need of the study: movement with mobilisation is the manual therapy procedure used in the treatment of medial epicondylitis. These techniques help in reduction of pain in short period, conventional physiotherapy has been found effective in decrease the pain & restoring the joint play by maintaining & establishes proper structure alignment by balancing the tissue length tension relationship for prolonged period. There are no studies on the effect of mobilization in the management of the medial epicondylitis, this study is an attempt to evaluate the efficacy of conventional physiotherapy as an adjunt to mobilization in improving the functional ability and reduction of pain in medial epicondylitis. AIM: - To correlate the effectiveness of MWM and conventional physiotherapy in acute medial epicondylitis Methodology: Study Design: Experimental study. Study Setting: Madhav University and Ahmadabad Sampling Technique: Convenient sampling technique Study Population: Male and Female Study Sample: 30 subjects Study Duration: Training duration: Daily one session Total Study duration - 4 weeks. Results: The result shows that the use of Mulligan mobilization and conventional physiotherapy in relieving pain, improving grip strength and improve functional performance in subject with medial epicondylitis. Conclusion:The present randomized clinical trial provided evidence to support the use of Mulligan mobilization and conventional physiotherapy in relieving pain, improving grip strength and improve functional performance in subject with medial epicondylitis. In addition, results supported that Mulligan mobilization was more effective than conventional physiotherapy in reducing pain and functional performance.