PREVALENCE OF MEDIAL EPICONDYLITIS AMONG PATIENTS WITH CERVICAL RADICULOPATHY

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Shama Arooj
Khushboo Gulzar
Nadeem Asghar
Rabbeya Altaf

Keywords

Medial epicondylitis, Cervical radiculopathy

Abstract

Background: The symptoms of medial epicondylitis include pain on the medial side of the elbow that extends to the wrist. Cervical radiculopathy, which causes medial epicondylitis and other adult ailments, is most common in tailors, painters, carpenters, and other occupations where it developed early in life. Research on the prevalence of medial epicondylitis in patients with cervical radiculopathy indicates that the condition is becoming more common and that it is important to ascertain the burden of this condition. The goal of this study is to ascertain the prevalence of medial epicondylitis in patients with cervical radiculopathy between the ages of 20 and 60.


Objective: The objective of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of medial epicondylitis among patients diagnosed with cervical radiculopathy.


Methodology: The study was conducted in different hospitals of Gujrat and Wazirabad. The study was conducted on 189 participants with cervical radiculopathy under ethical considerations. The participants were selected who met the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Medial Epicondylitis Test (Golfer’s Test) was applied on 189 participants. Its specificity is 92% and sensitivity is 95.2%. Consent was taken from the participant before taking data. If participants had any sort of queries those were addressed and cleared before any further data collection procedure.


Result: The findings indicate that medial epicondylitis affects 56.8% of patients with cervical radiculopathy.


Conclusion: Based on the results, it can be concluded that most of the patients who have cervical radiculopathy are at risk of having medial epicondylitis too.

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