Acute Effect of Massage and Exercise on Muscle Tenderness

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lars L. Andersen, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01478451
First received: October 28, 2011
Last updated: February 27, 2012
Last verified: February 2012
  Purpose

Many people experience pain, tenderness and soreness of joint and muscles, both in sport and working life. Pain killers can provide acute relief of pain, but may not be a feasible solution for all people. Here the investigators examine the acute effect of massage and exercise on induced muscle tenderness (delayed onset muscular soreness).


Condition Intervention
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Behavioral: Exercise
Other: Massage

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Danish: Integreret Motion på Arbejdspladsen (IRMA) English: Implementation of Exercise at the Workplace

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Further study details as provided by National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Perceived tenderness of the trapezius muscle on a numerical rating scale of 0-10 [ Time Frame: change from before to after the acute intervention (average of 0, 10, 20 and 60 min after the intervention) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Perceived tenderness where 0 is no tenderness and 10 is worst imaginable tenderness

  • Pressure pain threshold of the trapezius muscle [ Time Frame: change from before to after the acute intervention (average of 0, 10, 20 and 60 min after the intervention) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: November 2011
Study Completion Date: January 2012
Primary Completion Date: January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Massage
massage will be provided for 10 minutes at the left or right trapezius (randomized)
Other: Massage
massage will be provided for 10 minutes at the left or right trapezius (randomized)
Experimental: Exercise
exercise (shoulder shrugs with elastic resistance) will be performed for 10 minutes at the left or right trapezius (randomized)
Behavioral: Exercise
Exercise will be performed for 10 minutes at the left or right trapezius (randomized)
No Intervention: Control
control shoulder (randomized)

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 67 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • working age adults

Exclusion Criteria:

  • blood pressure above 160/100
  • disease of the cervical spine
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Locations
Denmark
National Research Centre for the Working Environment
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lars L Andersen, PhD Senior Researcher
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided by National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Lars L. Andersen, Principal Investigator, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01478451     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRMA02
Study First Received: October 28, 2011
Last Updated: February 27, 2012
Health Authority: Denmark: The Danish National Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics

Keywords provided by National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark:
DOMS

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Musculoskeletal Diseases

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