Resistance Training as Treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rikke Beyer, University of Copenhagen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00952042
First received: August 3, 2009
Last updated: July 18, 2014
Last verified: July 2014
  Purpose

The use of eccentric resistance training as management of Achilles tendinopathy is widespread. The investigators have recently demonstrated that heavy slow resistance training was superior in the management of patellar tendinopathy.

Hypothesis: heavy slow resistance training is more effective than eccentric resistance training in the clinical management of Achilles tendinopathy.


Condition Intervention
Achilles Tendinopathy
Other: Heavy slow resistance training
Other: Eccentric resistance training

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Heavy Slow Resistance Versus Eccentric Training in the Treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy. A Randomized Controlled Trial.

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Further study details as provided by University of Copenhagen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • VISA-A score [ Time Frame: 0,12 wks + 1yr follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Tendon thickness [ Time Frame: 0,12 wks + 1yr follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 47
Study Start Date: July 2009
Study Completion Date: October 2012
Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Heavy slow resistance training
12 wks of heavy slow resistance training. training three times per week. each session: 3 heel-raise exercises. 12-6RM. Slow contractions.
Other: Heavy slow resistance training
Heel-raises. 12-6RM. each contraction performed slowly. three times weekly for 12 weeks
Active Comparator: Eccentric resistance training
12 wks of eccentric resistance training. 3 x 15 Eccentric heel-raises performed twice daily.
Other: Eccentric resistance training
Eccentric heel-raises. 3 x 15 reps performed twice daily for 12 wks.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Unilateral Achilles tendon pain,
  • Symptoms for at least three months,
  • Ultrasonographical tendon abnormalities, AND
  • Able to comply with both intervention arms.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Bilateral symptoms,
  • Previous surgery below knee,
  • Corticosteroid injections below the knee during past year,
  • Hypercholesterol,
  • Diabetes, OR
  • Arthritis.
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Locations
Denmark
Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen. Bispebjerg Hospital
Copenhagen NV, Denmark, 2400
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Copenhagen
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Rikke Beyer, PhD. stud Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen (www.ismc.dk)
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Rikke Beyer, Phd. stud. Rikke Beyer, University of Copenhagen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00952042     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Kongsgaard2
Study First Received: August 3, 2009
Last Updated: July 18, 2014
Health Authority: Denmark: The Regional Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics

Keywords provided by University of Copenhagen:
Tendinopathy, Achilles, Eccentric training, Heavy slow resistance training

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tendinopathy
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Tendon Injuries
Wounds and Injuries

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 01, 2014