Immediate effects of electroacupuncture and manual acupuncture on pain, mobility and muscle strength in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomised controlled trial.

@article{Plaster2014ImmediateEO,
  title={Immediate effects of electroacupuncture and manual acupuncture on pain, mobility and muscle strength in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Ralph Plaster and Wellington Bueno Vieira and Fl{\'a}via Alves Duarte Alencar and Eduardo Y. Nakano and Richard E Liebano},
  journal={Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={236-41}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the immediate effects of electroacupuncture and manual acupuncture on pain, mobility and muscle strength in patients with knee osteoarthritis. METHODS Sixty patients with knee osteoarthritis, with a pain intensity of ≥2 on the pain Numerical Rating Scale, were included. The patients were randomised into two groups: manual acupuncture and electroacupuncture. Pain intensity, degree of dysfunction (Timed Up and Go (TUG) test), maximal voluntary isometric contraction and… CONTINUE READING