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This project will be a Randomized control trial conducted to check the effects of tissue flossing technique versus static stretching exercises of bicep muscle on pain, range of motion and function in patients with bicipital tendinitis, so that we can have best treatment option for them. Duration will be of 6 months. Purposive sampling will be done. Subjects fulfilling eligibility criteria from Allied hospital Faisalabad, will be randomly allocated in two groups via lottery method. Baseline assessment will be done. Group A participants will be given baseline treatment along with tissue flossing. Group B participants will be given stretching exercises along with baseline treatment for two weeks, 3 sessions per week. Post intervention assessment will be done via, Numeric pain rating scale(NPRS),Shoulder Pain And Disability Index (SPADI) and goniometric measurements of shoulder ranges. Data will be analyzed by using SPSS version 20.


Clinical Trial Description

Inflammation of the bicep tendon is also known as "Bicipital Tendinitis" occurs most commonly in overhead athletes like racquet players, swimmers, gymnasts, tennis players, baseball pitchers, and rowing athletes. Tissue Flossing is a relatively novel practice that initially got recognition in weightlifting athletes. This technique has Japanese origin also known as the "Katsu Technique" or "Blood Flow Restriction technique" BFR. It works on the principle of optimizing the blood circulation to the muscles for fitness, early rehabilitation, and recovery within safe ranges. The purpose of the current study is to determine the effects of the tissue flossing technique on the physical rehabilitation of bicipital tendinitis. It is a randomized controlled trial with the subjects having a history of bicipital tendinitis, shoulder pain, and recreational athletes with difficulty in overhead activities. Subjects with a history of neurological and psychological disorders, hypertension or heart diseases and with chronic arthritis will be excluded. Participants will be randomly placed into experimental and control groups. The experimental group will receive bicep-strengthening exercises after flossing. The Control group will receive bicep-strengthening exercises after bicep-stretching exercises. The total duration of this study will be six months with an assessment performed at baseline, before and after the treatment sessions. Numeric Pain rating scale, Goniometer, and Shoulder Pain and Disability Index will be used to measure the outcomes. Data will be analyzed statistically by using parametric or non-parametric tests after the completion of this study. ;


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NCT number NCT05033717
Study type Interventional
Source Riphah International University
Contact Imran Amjad
Phone 03324390125
Email [email protected]
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date August 30, 2021
Completion date December 30, 2021