Response Letter to ‘The Role of Proprioception of Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy’
Response or Comment
Journal of Hand Therapy
Stasinopoulous puts forth an important commentary regarding the need to further examine the role of proprioception in the development or perpetuation of lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET). We believe that it is also important for therapists to recognize all the conscious and unconscious mechanisms that help to control movement around the joint including both the role that the contractile units play in providing both dynamic stability and gross motor actions around the limb in general. All periarticular tissues, including ligament, tendon, and muscle, contain important mechanoreceptors to collect sensory information that is communicated to the central nervous system. Proprioceptive capabilities of periarticular tissues ensure accurate information about the joint and muscles to enable precise neuromuscular control. Therefore, deficits in proprioception could contribute to poor neuromuscular control and thus injury.
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Lucado, Ann M.; Vincent, Joshua; and Day, Joseph M., "Response Letter to ‘The Role of Proprioception of Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy’" (2019). Physical Therapy Faculty Publications. 95.