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Acupuncture Treatment of Lateral Elbow Pain: A Nonrandomized Pilot Study

Table 2

Within-group comparison between baseline and different time points ( for each group).

Time pointDASHPFGSVAS at restVAS in motionVAS in exertion
Treatment group Control groupTreatment group Control group Treatment group Control group Treatment group Control group Treatment group Control group

BaselineMedian (min.–max.)24.58 (10.83–35.83)18.33 (9.17–43.33)16.55 (7.10–31.70)17.23 (8.02–38.57)2.55 (0.10–6.00)1.45 (0.00–4.30)3.65 (2.00–8.00)4.15 (1.60–6.70)6.70 (3.50–9.50)7.35 (3.20–10.00)

4th treatmentMedian (min.–max.)19.16 (10.82–34.17)16.66 (6.67–39.70)17.84 (8.30–32.90)16.50 (8.73–38.00)1.45 (0.00–4.70)1.05 (0.00–4.70)2.95 (0.00–6.70)3.20 (1.50–6.50)4.85 (2.00–8.50)6.35 (2.60–10.00)
Comparison to baseline ()Median difference

7th treatmentMedian (min.–max.)13.34 (8.33–24.17)17.08 (6.67–32.50)19.45 (11.20–34.50)17.48 (8.78–37.87)0.55 (0.00–3.40)0.90 (0.00–3.60)1.75 (0.20–6.30)2.90 (1.50–6.90)3.15 (0.80–7.40)6.20 (2.60–9.50)
Comparison to baseline ()Median difference

9th treatmentMedian (min.–max.)10.83 (6.67–21.67)17.08 (4.17–31.67)20.55 (12.50–35.60)18.81 (8.73–36.90)0.50 (0.00–2.10)0.95 (0.00–4.50)1.25 (0.00–4.10)2.60 (1.50–6.50)2.40 (0.80–7.00)5.80 (2.00–9.60)
Comparison to baseline ()Median difference

2 weeks after treatmentMedian (min.–max.)6.67 (2.50–21.67)15.83 (3.33–31.67)21.20 (12.00–37.50)16.46 (8.00–39.87)0.00 (0.00–2.70)0.90 (0.00–1.70)0.60 (0.00–3.40)2.70 (0.80–7.40)1.85 (0.30–8.40)5.25 (1.30–9.60)
Comparison to baseline ()Median difference

DASH score: disability of the arm, shoulder, and hand score; PFGS: pain-free grip strength; VAS: visual analogue scale. : statistically significant difference () between medians.

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