Objective: To observe the clinical effect of Jinghuang Ointments in the treatment of external humeral epicondylitis. Methods: 80 patients who met the inclusion criteria were randomized and divided into a treatment group and a control group, with 40 in each group. The treatment group was given external application of Jinghuang Ointments, and the control group was externally applied with placebo, both arms were suspended and fixed. Both groups were treated for 2 weeks. The efficacy was evaluated and judged according to the SF-McGill scale score of the elbow and the therapeutic standard of diagnosis and treatment of TCM syndrome before treatment, 1 week after treatment, and 2 weeks after treatment. Results: Before treatment, there was no significant difference in the SF-McGill scale between the treatment group and the control group (P>0.05). After 1 week of treatment and 2 weeks after treatment, the SF-McGill scale scores of both groups showed a downward trend. One week and 2 weeks after treatment, the SF-McGill scale was significantly different between the treatment group and the control group (P<0.01). After analysis of variance of repeated measures, the results showed that the treatment effect at different times was statistically significant (P<0.01). The SF-McGill scale score presented a time-dependent decreasing trend in the two groups. The interaction between drug and time was statistically significant (P<0.01). There was a statistically significant difference between the 1 week and 2 weeks after treatment (P<0.01). According to the SF-McGill scale score, the effect of Jinghuang Ointments was better than that of placebo, and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.01). The total effective rate of treatment group was 90%,while the control group was37.50%. The total effective rate of control group was significantly lower than that of the treatment group (P<0.01). Conclusion: External application of Jinghuang Ointments in the treatment of external humeral epicondylitis can significantly reduce pain and improve joint activity. It is worthy of clinical promotion because of its simple operation, low price, safety and little side effects.
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