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Observing the Effect of Fascial Manipulation in Athletes With Shin Splits.Tibial Stress Syndrome. (MTSS)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 26, 2017
Last Update Posted : June 28, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Siddhant Shipurka, Manipal University

Brief Summary:

Aims & objectives:

  1. The aim of the study is to find out the influence of fascial manipulation on running kinematics among athletes with medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS).
  2. The objectives of our study are

i. To use fascial manipulation as a mode of treatment in MTSS. ii. To compare running kinematics before and after treatment intervention. iii. To compare pain perception before and after treatment intervention.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Shin Splint Fascial Manipulation Running Kinematics Other: Fascial manipulation Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

The justification for study:

  1. MTSS is associated with altered lower extremity kinematics.
  2. There is an association between tibial fascia tightness and forces acting along the tibial crest due to alterations in the transfer of energy from foot proximally in the closed kinematic chain.
  3. Fascial manipulation is found to be effective in improving the pliability of connective tissues in the management of musculoskeletal conditions.
  4. Therefore there is a need to determine the influence of fascial manipulation on MTSS.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 10 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Influence of Fascial Manipulation on Running Kinematics Among Athletes With Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome.
Actual Study Start Date : May 1, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 27, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : June 27, 2017

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Fascial Manipulation
fascial manipulation is a manual therapy technique were to apply deep frictional massage to the deep fascial structure or point to increase its pliability
Other: Fascial manipulation
Deep frictional massage

Active Comparator: Running kinematics
the change in a range of joint angles during different phases of running
Other: Fascial manipulation
Deep frictional massage

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Visual analog scale [ Time Frame: After 5 to 10 mins ]
    Self reporting pain intensity after resuming running

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Increase in running economy [ Time Frame: 15 mins to 45 mins ]
    Increasing in duration of running compared to the first trial

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged between 18-40 years, both sexes Athletes with shin pain or diagnosed with MTSS Symptoms lasting for 2-3 weeks in the last 1 month

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Trauma to lower extremity in the past 3 months Neurological, Cognitive, Psychological factors affecting the test Acute injuries- laceration, sprains, strains, recent fractures Lumbopelvic-hip complex and knee pathologies(intra-articular lesions, osteoarthritis, rheumatic arthritis, osteomyelitis)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03198260

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Center for Sport Science Medicine and Research
Udupi, Karnataka, India, 576104
Sponsors and Collaborators
Manipal University

Publications of Results:

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Responsible Party: Siddhant Shipurka, Postgraduate student, Manipal University Identifier: NCT03198260     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CTRI/2017/06/008875
First Posted: June 26, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 28, 2017
Last Verified: June 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Leg Injuries
Wounds and Injuries