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Invesigators plan to conduct a 12-week longitudinal cohort study of 30 subjects with calcaneal apophysitis. Subjects will be included if they are between 7-17 years-old, have experienced an insidious onset of heel pain with running or jumping activities, and have no underlying diagnosis predisposing heel pain and no other injury that limits their ability to run and jump. Parents of subjects will be invited to participate by completing questionnaires related to their perspective of their child's symptoms, physical activity level, quality of life, and their satisfaction with the treatment protocol. Subjects will be asked to attend 4 monthly sessions consisting of evaluation and treatment.
This study is designed as a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial in which we monitor the effects of low-energy focused extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) in patients with Achilles tendinopathy (AT). Participants will be randomly divided into two groups. ESWT according to selected parameters will be applied to Group A. Group B will receive sham ESWT. Patients in both groups will have the same program. The research for one patient lasts a total of 8 weeks (2 months) from the initial to the final examination. In the first week, there will be a clinical examination by a physiotherapist, an ultrasonographic examination, and the patient will complete a VISA-A questionnaire. At the end of the examination, the patient will be randomly assigned to group A or B and receive the first application. For the next 4 weeks, additional applications will be performed once a week. The interval between individual applications should be at least 7 days. Thus, a total of 5 applications of ESWT or sham ESWT will be performed. The final examination will take place 3 weeks after the last application and will include the same procedures as for the initial examination.
This is a randomized control trial with an elective cross over after three months to evaluate three different treatments in the management of non-insertional Achilles Tendinopathy. The treatment methods include physical therapy, shockwave therapy and photobiomodulation.
To this day, the most accepted treatment for the Achilles tendinopathy (AT) remains the exercise program to strengthen the plantar flexor muscles. The eccentric exercises protocol proposed by Alfredson is the most popular and recommended one by the rehabilitation professionals. Currently, the response to interventions is measured almost exclusively by clinical data, especially using questionnaires, since the Quantitative Ultrasound (QUS) is rarely used. In fact, the thickness of the Achilles tendon, which is generally the only measure noted when using musculoskeletal ultrasound on AT, does not allow the clinician to confirm an improvement following an eccentric exercise program if the tendon is thinner, especially in adults with chronic AT. No scientific evidence indicates whether there is an improvement in the biological integrity of the Achilles tendon following the completion of Alfredson's eccentric strengthening protocol. This is why it seems relevant to use the pre-established minimal biomarker data set obtained with the QUS in order to study the variation of these data in response to a rehabilitation intervention and to verify how these variations influence clinical data.
This study will look to evaluate the feasibility of a backwards downhill running program as an option for the treatment of Achilles tendinopathy in runners. It is known that exercise on the Achilles tendon during elongation (eccentric exercise) improves tendon function after injury. However, during recovery, the patient is required to stop tendon-loading activities such as jumps and sprints. Therefore, during recovery, athletes decline in physical fitness. Backward running on a negative slope can achieve a biomechanical load similar to eccentric exercise without decreasing physical fitness.
This randomized controlled study aims to evaluate the status of the individuals with hindfoot pain and to recommend preventive precautions and appropriate exercise programs with Smart Phone-Based Applications. Additionally, to compare the results of patients who attended through mobile applications (Achilles Tendinopathy and Plantar Fasciitis) with the results of patients included in the hands-on program.
Sixty physically active patients (aged 18-45) with chronic mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy will be recruited to take part in the study. The patients will be diagnosed by a sports medicine doctor and an MRI scan and will be experiencing palpable Achilles pain at the time of inclusion. The patients will be randomized into either a group performing the Silbernagel combined concentric-eccentric program, or a group performing a novel multi-phase program with specific outcome measures. The study will assess the patients calf strength, reactive strength and running biomechanics at baseline, week's 6 and 12 of a rehabilitation program and be available for a 6 month, 12 month and 2 year follow-up interview. The VISA-A questionnaire will be the primary outcome measure and will be completed at each testing and follow-up session.
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of extracorporeal Shock wave therapy (ESWT) on functional activity and pain in patients with Achilles tendinopathy
With this prospective, randomized, controlled trial the investigators want to investigate effects of a prolonged repetitive Peripheral Magnetic Stimulation (rPMS) intervention on Achilles tendinopathy and compare it to a well established intervention. This may provide clinicians with a new, non-pharmacological, non-invasive, near painless approach to treat tendinopathy. Although promising results with comparable devices exist, a direct and valid conclusion on the overall clinical performance of the investigational device cannot be drawn. This is mainly due to different treatment protocols used in the literature and due to the lack of insight in the technical documentation of comparable devices. Further, the applied magnetic fields vary in their amplitude, frequency, waveform and/or stimulation durations. Therefore, the main goal of this clinical investigation is the collection of clinical data on the clinical performance of the investigational device. This clinical data will subsequently serve as a main source for the clinical evaluation of the medical device.
Achilles tendinopathy is a common and often long-lasting injury among exercising individuals. The primary purpose of the study is to compare treatment with supervised or homebased resistance training. The secondary purpose is to compare treatment with either corticosteroid or High Volume Injection (HVI) for those patients not responding to the primary treatment. The tertiary purpose is to evaluate the effect of surgery in those patients not responding to the primary and the secondary treatment. It is hypothesized that: 1. Homebased resistance training is as effective as supervised resistance training for treating chronic achilles tendinopathy 2. HVI injection is better than CS injection for those patients not responding sufficiently to treatment 1 3. Surgery improves symptoms in patients not responding to treatment 1 and treatment 2 Study 1: 90 patients between 18 and 65 years of age with achilles tendinopathy for at least 3 months are randomly assigned to either A. Resistance training at home instructed via a smart phone training app and avoidance of pain aggravating activities for 3 months B. Heavy slow resistance training in the gym instructed by a physiotherapist and avoidance of pain aggravating activities for 3 months Outcomes are change in patient reported outcome (VISA-A) from baseline to 3 and 6 months, ultrasound measured thickness and dopler activity of the achilles tendon, self reported activity level in percentage of the pre injury activity level. After the 3-month training intervention, and for the following 9 months, those patients that not are satisfied with the outcome will have the opportunity to participate in the second part of the study. Study 2: Patients from study 1 which not are satisfied with the outcome are randomly assigned to either A. Same training intervention continued + High Volume Injection (HVI) B. Same training intervention continued + corticosteroid injection After the 4-month and for the following 8 months, those patients that not are satisfied with the outcome will have the opportunity to participate in the third part of the study. Study 3: Patients from study 2 which not are satisfied with the outcome are operated