Cold Application in Lateral Epicondylitis

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Baskent University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Lateral Epicondylitis

Treatments

Other: Cold Pack
Other: Cooling Gel

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT04536948
KA16 / 369

Details and patient eligibility

About

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate which cold application is more effective to regulate skin temperature in patients with lateral epicondylitis. Materials and Methods: Fifty-four patients with lateral epicondylitis were randomly divided into 2 groups as cooling gel (n=27) group and cold pack (n=27) group. Cooling gel and cold pack applications were applied on painful lateral epicondyle region for 15 minutes. Patients were assessed before and after the application. Assessments included the severity of pain during wrist extension, evaluated by Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and thermal imaging of lateral epicondyle region evaluated by Infrared Thermography (FLIR5 Thermal Camera).

Enrollment

54 patients

Sex

All

Ages

20 to 40 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Subjects with elbow pain for at least 3 months
  • those between 20 and 40 years of age
  • who did not have cold allergies

Exclusion criteria

  • With a different elbow problem or multiple elbow problems,
  • having cervical or other upper extremity problems,
  • elbow joint operation,
  • tendon rupture,
  • limited range of motion due to humerus, radius or ulna fracture
  • individuals with a history of osteoporosis, malignancy, hemophilia, neurological effect, and cognitive dysfunction

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

54 participants in 2 patient groups

Group 1
Experimental group
Description:
Cooling gel application
Treatment:
Other: Cooling Gel
Group 2
Active Comparator group
Description:
Cold pack was applied
Treatment:
Other: Cold Pack

Trial contacts and locations

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