Table 3: Change in pain, function, and pain-free grip strength over the 24 h before each evaluation from baseline.

Pain (cm) Function (cm) Pain free grip Strength (lb)
HEP SEP HEP SEP HEP SEP P Value
Week 12 −5 −7.75 2.20 5 20.10 37.03 <0.0005
Week 24 −5.15 −8.07 2.27 5.17 20.27 37.30 <0.0005

HEP, home exercise programme; SEP, supervised exercise programme. Values are mean visual analogue scores where 0 = least pain, function imaginable and 10 = worst pain, function imaginable. P Values for independent t test on change in VAS from baseline are shown.