Published online Aug 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i8.463
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: 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.