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Background: There is no consensus regarding the treatment of insertional tendinopathies. The good results of the eccentric training in the management of the non-insertional Achilles tendinopathy were not reproducible in the insertional disease. Shock wave therapy is described as an alternative to these patients. Hypothesis: The shock wave therapy allied to the eccentric strengthening protocol presents better results that the eccentric strengthening associated to placebo. Design: Double blinded (outcome assessor and patient) randomized clinical trial, with the use of placebo, in parallel groups. Materials and Methods: Nine-three patients with chronic insertional tendinopathy will be enrolled in a randomized trial. Participants will be divided in two groups, one containing the combination of shock wave and eccentric exercises as treatment and the other comprehending the exercises assembled to placebo. The assessment of outcomes will occur in 2, 4, 6, 12 and 24 weeks of the beginning of the study. Patients will be evaluated for pain, activity and function by the VISA-A (the Victorian Institute of Sport Assessment-Achilles [VISA-A] questionnaire).
The purpose of this study is to determine if dry needling both low back and extremity areas is more effective for reducing pain and improving strength, balance and functional performance among patients with chronic musculoskeletal conditions compared to dry needling of extremity areas only.
This study is looking at a new treatment, using the patient's own stem cells (the repair cells of the body), to see whether this can help reduce pain and promote healing of the Achilles tendon, without side effects.
The overall goal of this proposal is to correlate ultrasound elastography technique with more standard clinically based outcome measures within the setting of a small sample sized group of patients affected by moderate-to- severe, chronic (>6months) midsubstance Achilles tendinopathy (AT).