Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Is Not More Effective Than Placebo in the Management of Lateral Epicondylitis: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial.

Capan N., Esmaeilzadeh S., Oral A., Basoglu C., Karan A., Sindel D.

American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation, vol.95, no.7, pp.495-506, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 95 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/phm.0000000000000407
  • Journal Name: American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.495-506
  • Keywords: Lateral Epicondylitis, Tennis Elbow, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, EXTREMITY MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS, TENNIS ELBOW, STRENGTH
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) on pain, function, and grip strength in the treatment of patients with lateral epicondylitis unresponsive to previous treatments.