Pain of Industrial Workers with Chronic Lateral Epicondylitis and Changes in Joint Position Sense according to Proprioception Improvement Training

고유수용성감각 증진 훈련에 따른 산업체 만성 외측상과염 환자의 통증 및 관절위치 감각의 변화

  • 김상엽 (광주보건대학교 물리치료과) ;
  • 김찬규 (광주보건대학교 물리치료과) ;
  • 고대식 (금호타이어(광주공장) 재활센터)
  • Received : 2013.01.16
  • Accepted : 2013.04.20
  • Published : 2013.04.28


This study performed a proprioception improvement training for recurrence prevention of industrial workers with chronic lateral epicondylitis and analysed their pain and proprioception. The subjects of the study were thirty chronic lateral epicondylitis patients working for K company and were divided into elbow exercise program Group made of 15 subjects and proprioception improvement training Group made of 15. As variables for pain, pressure pain, and grip strength were measured and for the propioception, joint position sense of each group was measured before and after the exercise program. To compare differences before and after the program, a paired t-test was used and to compare differences between both groups, an independent samples t-test was used. As a result of the test, it was discovered that pressure pain, grip strength and joint position sense of the both groups were improved statistically significantly. These were statistically differential effect between each group on pressure pain, grip strength and joint position sense. In conclusion, it is suggested that proprioception improvement training should be considered as a method chronic and recurrence prevention lateral epicondylitis of industrial workers.


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