Chronic lateral humeral epicondylitis--a double-blind controlled assessment of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy

Clin Exp Rheumatol. Oct-Dec 1985;3(4):333-6.


Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) have been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of rotator cuff tendinitis. As lateral humeral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) is a similar chronic tendon lesion, 30 patients with both clinical and thermographic evidence of tennis elbow were randomly allocated to receive either active or inactive PEMF therapy. Treatment was continued for a minimum period of eight weeks. At this time there was no statistical difference between the two groups.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Electromagnetic Phenomena / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Field Therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tennis Elbow / etiology
  • Tennis Elbow / physiopathology
  • Tennis Elbow / therapy*
  • Thermography