Effects of Eccentric Training for Patients With Lateral Epicondylalgia

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Rehband Sweden
Information provided by:
Karolinska Institutet
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00975442
First received: September 10, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2009
History: No changes posted

September 10, 2009
September 10, 2009
February 2005
May 2005   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Diagnostic criteria, whether or not the patient had recovered according to the diagnostic criteria for LE, Haker (1991) at follow up examinations [ Time Frame: 3 wk and 6 wk follow up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
Measurements of pain free functional grip strength using the Martin Vigorimeter test, and maximum pain free isometric extensor strength by using Nicholas Myometer [ Time Frame: 3 wk and 6 wk follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Effects of Eccentric Training for Patients With Lateral Epicondylalgia
Effects of Eccentric Training for Patients With Lateral Epicondylalgia - a Randomized Controlled Trial

The purpose of this study is to evaluate eccentric training as an intervention for lateral epicondylalgia (tennis elbow) in a clinical setting.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Epicondylitis, Lateral Humeral
  • Other: Eccentric training
    A home training program of eccentric training of the wrist extensors to be carried out daily with 3 sets of 15 repetitions. All subjects were instructed to use the forearm band (Epi Forsa 4061, Rehband, Sweden)
  • Device: Forearm band
    All subjects were instructed to use the forearm band during all daily activities.
    Other Name: Epi Forsa 4061, Rehband, Sweden
  • Device: Forearm band
    All patients were instructed to use a forearm band during all daily activities.
    Other Name: Epi Forsa 4061, Rehband, Sweden
  • Experimental: Eccentric training
    Interventions:
    • Other: Eccentric training
    • Device: Forearm band
  • Placebo Comparator: Forearm band
    Intervention: Device: Forearm band
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Completed
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May 2005
May 2005   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Positive diagnostic criteria according to Haker (1991): A history of pain around the lateral epicondyle for at least one month.
  • Pain at palpation of the lateral epicondyle of humerus and positive results in two of the following three pain provocation tests: Middle finger test, resisted extension of the wrist, and Vigorimeter test. Each of these tests is described in detail by Haker (1991)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Previous surgery in the elbow region
  • Neck dysfunction suggesting possible cervical rhizopathy
  • Entrapment of n.radialis
  • Patients with ongoing treatment, or previous treatment less than three months before enrolled to the study.
Both
18 Years and older
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Sweden
 
NCT00975442
221/00
No
Johan Söderberg P.T., Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Physiotherapy, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
Karolinska Institutet
Rehband Sweden
Principal Investigator: Johan Söderberg, P.T. Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Physiotherapy, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
Karolinska Institutet
September 2009

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