Condition category
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Date applied
30/09/2004
Date assigned
30/09/2004
Last edited
28/07/2008
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Mr Matthew Costa

ORCID ID

Contact details

Associate Professor Trauma and Orthopaedics Warwick Medical School
Clinical Sciences Research Institute
Clifford Bridge Road
Coventry
CV2 2DX
United Kingdom
+44 02476 968618
matthew.costa@warwick.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0547126170

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Does heavy eccentric loading exercises improve chronic achilles tendon pain?

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled pilot study

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Achilles tendon

Intervention

1. Heavy-load eccentric calf muscle training
2. Ultrasound therapy

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Change in visual analogue pain scores (VAS) between pre-treatment and 12 weeks

Secondary outcome measures

Change in FILLA and EuroQol scores and clinical parameters, between pre-treatment and 12 weeks and 52 weeks.

Overall trial start date

01/11/2002

Overall trial end date

01/11/2004

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

60 patients, 30 controls

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

90

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/11/2002

Recruitment end date

01/11/2004

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Associate Professor Trauma and Orthopaedics Warwick Medical School
Coventry
CV2 2DX
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Department of Health

Sponsor details

Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.dh.gov.uk/Home/fs/en

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

East Norfolk and Waveney Research Consortium (UK) - Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital/Norwich PCT

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

2007 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17662639

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Chester R, Costa ML, Shepstone L, Cooper A, Donell ST, Eccentric calf muscle training compared with therapeutic ultrasound for chronic Achilles tendon pain--a pilot study., Man Ther, 2008, 13, 6, 484-491, doi: 10.1016/j.math.2007.05.014.

Additional files

Editorial Notes