Resistance Training as Treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2009 by University of Copenhagen.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Copenhagen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00952042
First received: August 3, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: August 2009
History: No changes posted

August 3, 2009
August 3, 2009
July 2009
September 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
VISA-A score [ Time Frame: 0,12 wks + 1yr follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
Tendon thickness [ Time Frame: 0,12 wks + 1yr follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Resistance Training as Treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy
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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.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Other: Heavy slow resistance training
    Heel-raises. 12-6RM. each contraction performed slowly. three times weekly for 12 weeks
  • Other: Eccentric resistance training
    Eccentric heel-raises. 3 x 15 reps performed twice daily for 12 wks.
  • 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.
    Intervention: Other: Heavy slow resistance training
  • Active Comparator: Eccentric resistance training
    12 wks of eccentric resistance training. 3 x 15 Eccentric heel-raises performed twice daily.
    Intervention: Other: Eccentric resistance training
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
50
September 2011
September 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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.
Both
18 Years to 60 Years
No
Contact: Tommy Øhlenschlæger, MD +4535312184 toeh0002@bbh.regionh.dk
Denmark
 
NCT00952042
Kongsgaard2
Yes
PhD. MSc. Mads Kongsgaard, Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen
University of Copenhagen
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Principal Investigator: Mads Kongsgaard, PhD Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen (www.ismc.dk)
University of Copenhagen
August 2009

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