The physiotherapeutic management of distal biceps tendinopathy: is there a role for acupuncture?

Coleman, Jayne (2017) The physiotherapeutic management of distal biceps tendinopathy: is there a role for acupuncture? Acupuncture in Physiotherapy, 29 (2). pp. 51-57.

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Abstract

The cause and management of distal biceps tendon (DBT) injuries and in particular tendinopathies remains unclear in the current literature. It is believed that acupuncture may be able to play a role in the often multi-dimensional treatment plans for this clinical presentation. This case study presents evidence to suggest that, in combination with eccentric exercise, acupuncture can have significant treatment effects on the pain and limb dysfunction associated with a DBT tendinopathy; post-treatment alterations in patient reported pain via a visual analogue scale (VAS) and QuickDASH scores. However due to treatment protocol limitations the results of this case study need to be viewed with restraint, and it is recommended that further research be completed, e.g. multi-centred or randomised control trials, to substantiate the findings of this paper.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acupuncture in Physiotherapy
Publisher: Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP)
ISSN: 2058-3281
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Rehabilitation and Social Work > Rehabilitation
Additional Information: Article full-text made openly accessible with kind permission from the AACP.
Depositing User: Jayne Coleman
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2017 11:08
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 10:09
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3484

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