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J Korean Med Rehabil 2019 Apr; 29(2): 195-201  
The Case Report on Twelve Patients of Lateral Epicondylitis Treated with Muscle Contraction/Relaxation Strengthen Technique, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Treatment and Acupuncture
Published online April 30, 2019
Copyright © 2019 The Society of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation.

Seung-Hyun Jeong, K.M.D.*, Chang-gon Kim, K.M.D.*, Yeong-Ung Yun, K.M.D., Won-Hyung Ryu, K.M.D., Yong-hyun Jeon, K.M.D., Young-jun Choi, K.M.D., Jae-hyun Chung, K.M.D.

Korean Medicine Clinic of Ganghwa-gun Public Health Care Center*, Department of Korean Medicine, Army Capital Mechanized Infantry Division Medical Squadrone, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Bucheon Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine
Correspondence to: Seung-Hyun Jeong, Korean Medicine Clinic of Ganghwa-gun Public Health Care Center 26-1 Chungnyeolsa-ro, Ganghwa-eup, Ganghwa-gun, Incheon 23037, Korea
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Received: March 17, 2019; Revised: April 1, 2019; Accepted: April 3, 2019
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The purpose of this study is to report the treatment effects of Korean medicine for patients with lateral epicondylitis. This study was done on 12 cases of patients with lateral epicondylitis who visited in Korean Medicine Clinic of Ganghwa-gun Public Health Care Center. We used muscle contraction/relaxation strengthen technique, Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), acupuncture on patients and mesured numerical rating scale (NRS), pain disability index (PDI), and grip strength test to evaluate treatment effects. Among twelve patients, eleven cases showed decreasing in NRS and all cases showed decreasing in PDI. Ten cases showed increasing in grip strength test. Korean medical treatments including muscle contraction/relaxation strengthen technique and IASTM are thought to be one of the effective treatment for patients with lateral epicondylitis.
Keywords : Musculoskeletal manipulations, Acupuncture, Soft tisue therapy, Lateral epicondylitis

April 2019, 29 (2)

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