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Leech and Tennis Elbow (Epicondylitis)


Tennis elbow is a painful disease on elbow. Leech Therapy mey help to heal.
Lateral epikondilit - Tennis elbow

In the study conducted on 40 patients, 20 of the patients received leech therapy, while the remaining 20 received 2 tubes of 300 mg diclofenac (Diclofenac–Natrium 10 mg/1g gel). The patients were asked to keep pain diaries and were subjected to tests measuring their pain levels.


When the patients who were called for control 3 days before the start of the treatment, on the day of the treatment, 7 days after the treatment and 45 days after the treatment were examined, a statistically significant decrease in the pain scores of the leech therapy group and a greater reduction in their pain compared to the gel treatment were observed.


Tennis elbow is a painful disease on elbow. Leech Therapy mey help to heal.
Elbow Pain
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Tennis elbow is a painful disease on elbow. Leech Therapy mey help to heal.
Lateral epicondyl

As a result, leech therapy showed a significant reduction in pain levels at the end of 1 week and a decrease in the obstacles created by epicondylitis at the end of 45 days. As a side effect of leech therapy, no other issue was specified except itching for a few days and bleeding in the application areas for a day or two.



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