Volunteers needed for revolutionary treatment test at University of Hertfordshire

PUBLISHED: 07:56 20 April 2009 | UPDATED: 22:10 26 October 2009

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help test a new treatment for tennis elbow. Boffins at the University of Hertfordshire are evaluating a technique known as Microcurrent, which uses a tiny electric current to stimulate healing. As part of this project, they

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help test a new treatment for tennis elbow.

Boffins at the University of Hertfordshire are evaluating a technique known as Microcurrent, which uses a tiny electric current to stimulate healing.

As part of this project, they need to recruit volunteers who are willing to try the treatment in their own homes.

Professor Tim Watson, for the Hatfield-based institution, said: "Microcurrent has been used successfully to help bone fractures and skin ulcers to heal. "We think it may well be effective with damage to other parts of the body, such as the elbow tendon that is affected in tennis elbow."

He added: "One of the big advantages of this treatment is that is applied by the patient at home, and so is convenient for daily use.

"It also gives the patient more control over the treatment."

To participate, contact Leon Poltawski on 01707 284968 or email l.poltawski@herts.ac.uk


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