Research proposal of a new clinic model for the interpretation of Lateral Elbow Pain: is it time to change?

SUMMARY Background. Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy (aka Tennis Elbow or Lateral Elbow Pain), is characterized by a specific pain located in the lateral epicondyle and referred to the dorsal compartment of the forearm. Manual labour and forceful gripping activities can exacerbate pain, by restricting a patient’s ability to work, train and perform simple daily tasks. In … Continued

Short-Term Efficacy and Safety of Betamethasone Valerate 2.25 mg Medicated Plaster in Patients with Chronic Lateral Epicondylitis: Results of a Randomised, Double Blind, Placebo-controlled Study

SUMMARY Background. This placebo-controlled, double-blind study evaluated the short-term effects of betamethasone valerate (BMV) 2.25mg medicated plaster in patients with chronic lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET). Methods. Adult outpatients with LET and on-movement pain intensity ≥50 mm at a 0-100mm visual analogue scale (VAS) were randomised to receive BMV (N=101) or placebo (N=98), 12 hours/day for … Continued