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Research & Investigations in Sports Medicine

Can Low Intensity Resistance Training with Blood Flow Restriction be used for the Management of Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy?

  • Open or CloseStasinopoulos Dimitrios*

    Department of Physiotherapy, University of West Atticam, Greece

    *Corresponding author:Stasinopoulos Dimitrios, Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health and Caring Sciences, University of West Attica, Agiou Spyridonos 28, Egaleo 12243, Athens, Greece

Submission: July 06, 2020;Published: July 29, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/RISM.2020.06.000647

ISSN: 2577-1914
Volume6 Issue5


Lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET) commonly referred to as tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is one of the two most common tendinopathies of the upper extremity among athletes and non-athletes. Although the diagnosis of LET is simple, the ideal management for the rehabilitation of LET does not exist. A conservative approach is advocated by many physicians. Therefore, physical therapy is usually recommended. A plethora of physiotherapy modalities has been recommended for the management of LET such as heavy-slow resistance exercise, manual techniques, physical agents, external support and soft tissue manipulation. Such a plethora of techniques suggests that the ideal management strategy is unknown, and further research is required to find the most effective treatment strategy in LET patients.

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