The search for a cure for tennis elbow is heating up at the Griffith University
Centre for Musculoskeletal Research.
A new study is trialling two promising therapies for the condition: physiotherapy
treatment and a program of prolotherapy injections.
A third treatment will compare a combination of these two therapies.
The researchers hope to determine which is the more effective of these quite
different treatments for tennis elbow.
Chief Investigator Associate Professor Michael Yelland said: “This research
aims to test the effectiveness of two treatments that address the underlying
causes of tennis elbow, rather than just covering up the symptoms. Tennis elbow
is traditionally a difficult condition to cure, so we want to see if these treatments
can give lasting results and whether combining them is better than using them on
“It may be that a combination of the two therapies will be better than each one
alone but no one has yet done the research to see if this is so.”
Adults aged 18 to 70 who have had pain on the outside of their elbow for at least
6 weeks are invited to participate in the trial which is currently seeking participants
from the Gold Coast region.
One in ten people will suffer
“One in ten people will get this kind of tendon injury during their lifetime, so this
research has the potential to help a lot of people who could develop tennis elbow
over time,” Professor Yelland said.
For further information please contact: Research Officer: Marnie Ryan, 0411 799
675 or [email protected]
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