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The evaluation of phonophoresis and friction massage as treatments for extensor carpi tendinitis: a randomized controlled trial

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PainSci notes on Stratford 1989:

This may be the first ever scientific test of friction massage for tendinitis. In 1989 (when I was graduating from high school!), “No clinical trials, either controlled or uncontrolled, reporting the effectiveness of friction massage could be found.” From the conclusion: “This study does not support the notion that either deep friction massage or phonophoresis are superior to ultrasound in the treatment of lateral epicondylitis at the elbow.”

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