The Somatic Connection  |   January 2016
Muscle Energy Technique Improves Chronic Lateral Epicondylitis
Author Affiliations
  • Christine Koh, OMS III
    Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, California
  • Michael A. Seffinger, DO
    Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, California
Article Information
The Somatic Connection   |   January 2016
Muscle Energy Technique Improves Chronic Lateral Epicondylitis
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 2016, Vol. 116, 58. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2016.012
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 2016, Vol. 116, 58. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2016.012
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Kűçűkşen S, Yilmaz H, Sallı A, Uğurlu H. Muscle energy technique versus corticosteroid injection for management of chronic lateral epicondylitis: randomized controlled trial with 1-year follow-up. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013;94(11):2068-2074. 
Lateral epicondylitis (LE) is the most commonly diagnosed elbow condition, affecting an estimated 1% to 3% of the population.1 Proposed treatments are numerous; however, multiple reviews have revealed insufficient evidence to determine which modalities are most effective.2-6 Researchers from Turkey investigated the efficacy of muscle energy techniques (MET) compared with corticosteroid injections (CSI) for the management of chronic LE. 
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