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Massage in Treating Painful Shoulder

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by:
University School of Physical Education in Wroclaw
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01307826
First received: March 2, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2010
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to compare classical massage and massage based on the tensegrity rule in treating people with painful shoulder.


Condition Intervention
Shoulder Pain Syndrome
Pain
Frozen Shoulder
Other: massage

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison of the Effectiveness of Massage Based on the Tensegrity Rule and Classical Massage in Treating Painful Shoulder

Further study details as provided by University School of Physical Education in Wroclaw:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • mobility measurement [ Time Frame: immediately before the first massage session - Test 1, on the day the therapy ended - Test 2 - two weeks after therapy started, and one month after the last massage - Test 3 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To assess massage effectiveness, mobility measurements were conducted in each patient. Both were conducted three times


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ) [ Time Frame: immediately before the first massage session - Test 1, on the day the therapy ended - Test 2 - two weeks after therapy started, and one month after the last massage - Test 3 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To assess massage effectiveness, McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ) were conducted in each patient.


Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: September 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: tensegrity massage
In this group of patients massage sessions based on the tensegrity method were applied.
Other: massage

session - 20 minutes.

Before the massage, palpable evaluation of the selected anatomical structures was carried out - to determine which tissues have the greatest sensitivity and which motor organs show increased tension (by pressing the attachment). In all the examined patients, pain of the following muscle attachments were shown:

  • latissimus muscle of the back
  • major pectoral muscle
  • supraspinous and infraspinous muscles
  • teres minor muscle
  • serratus anterior muscle
  • deltoid muscle The decision which muscles and fascias have to be massaged was made on the basis of the performed evaluation. In most cases the above mentioned tissues (together with other motor system organs which are structurally linked to it) were massaged to relax them.

A palpable evaluation of the previously examined points was again performed during the final part, with particular attention paid to painful muscles, in order to analyze the effectiveness of the performed relaxation.

Active Comparator: classical massage
In this group of patients 10 classical massage sessions were applied
Other: massage
classical massage (Swedish massage)

Detailed Description:

The joint system of the shoulder girdle is exposed to frequent overloading, which can cause painful shoulder. The therapeutic methods applied in the treatment of painful shoulder syndrome include among others oral pharmacotherapy, joint injections, kinesitherapy, ultrasound, electrotherapy, laser. Manual therapy, chiropractic and surgery could also be used. Attempts have also been made to apply classical massage in treating painful shoulder, although it is not often used due to its low effectiveness.This study compares classical massage and massage based on the tensegrity rule which is not commonly known.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • painful shoulder syndrome

Exclusion Criteria:

  • acute pain
  • previous bones fracture
  • bone relocations in the area of the shoulder girdle
  • neck spondylosis
  • hemiparesis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • any neurological symptoms
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01307826

Locations
Poland
University School of Physical Education in Wrocław
Wrocław, Wroclaw destrict, Poland, 51-612
Sponsors and Collaborators
University School of Physical Education in Wroclaw
Investigators
Study Chair: Krzysztof Kassolik, PhD University School of Physical Education in Wrocław
  More Information

Publications:
Brox JI, Shoulder pain. Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology 17(1):33-56, 2003.
Bunker TD, Frozen shoulder. Current Orthopaedics 12:193-201, 1998.
Bunker T, Anthony P, The pathology of frozen shoulder. J Bone Joint Surg Br 77-B:677-83, 1995.
Wies J, Treatment of eight patients with frozen shoulder: a case study series. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 9:58-64, 2004.

Responsible Party: University School of Physical Education in Wroclaw
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01307826     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 27022011KASS
Study First Received: March 2, 2011
Last Updated: March 2, 2011
Health Authority: POLAND: University School of Physical Education in Wroclaw

Keywords provided by University School of Physical Education in Wroclaw:
massage
shoulder
pain
range of motion
restricted range of motion

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Shoulder Pain
Arthralgia
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Pain
Signs and Symptoms

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