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World J Orthop. Aug 18, 2016; 7(8): 463-466
Published online Aug 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i8.463
Lateral elbow tendinopathy: Evidence of physiotherapy management
Stasinopoulos Dimitrios
Stasinopoulos Dimitrios, Physiotherapy Program, Department Health Sciences, School of Sciences, European University of Cyprus, 1516 Nicosia, Cyprus
Author contributions: Dimitrios S solely contributed to this manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Stasinopoulos Dimitrios, PhD, Physiotherapy Program, Department Health Sciences, School of Sciences, European University of Cyprus, 6, Diogenes Str. Engomi, 1516 Nicosia, Cyprus. d.stassinopoulos@euc.ac.cy
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Received: February 16, 2016
Peer-review started: February 19, 2016
First decision: March 25, 2016
Revised: April 20, 2016
Accepted: June 14, 2016
Article in press: June 16, 2016
Published online: August 18, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: An effective treatment approach in the management of lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET) is an exercise programme. Exercise programme improves patients’ symptoms but the ideal exercise protocol for the management of LET is still under investigation. Exercise programme as a sole treatment approach does not respond positively in many patients with LET. Thus, physiotherapists combine exercise programme with other physiotherapy techniques like electrotherapy, manual therapy, taping/bracing and acupuncture. Research to determine which treatment approach combined with exercise programme will provide the best results in the management of LET is needed.