Condition category
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Date applied
12/09/2003
Date assigned
12/09/2003
Last edited
15/05/2012
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

Dr Cathy Speed

ORCID ID

Contact details

Box No 204
Department of Rheumatology
Addenbrooke's NHS Trust
Hills Road
Cambridge
CB2 2QQ
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 586518
cathy.speed@btinternet.com

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0544093542

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Ultrasound in plantar fasciitis.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Not available in web format, please use the contact details below to request a patient information sheet

Condition

Musculoskeletal Diseases: Plantar fasciitis

Intervention

To evaluate the effects of ultrasound in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Adult subjects with plantar fasciitis will be randomised to receive either ultrasound (US) or sham (S) therapy. In the US group pulsed ultrasound will be delivered at a standardised dosage, initially five times weekly for 3 weeks, then three times weekly for 3 weeks. A single machine will be used and calibrated twice daily. The patient, assessor and treating clinician will all be blinded. Outcome measures will be recorded at 6 weeks and at 4 months from baseline. These will include an ankle and foot score and pain (primary measures), isokinetic strength of ankle plantar flexion and dorsifexion, flexibility, inflammation (thermographic score), quality of life and general health status, a summary item of status of the injury and a follow up transition item.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

12/10/2000

Overall trial end date

12/10/2003

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

200 (PROJ)

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

200

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not meet inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

12/10/2000

Recruitment end date

12/10/2003

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Box No 204
Cambridge
CB2 2QQ
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Other

Funder name

Cambridge Consortium - Addenbrooke's (UK)

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

1. 2003 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12919884

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Speed CA, Nichols D, Wies J, Humphreys H, Richards C, Burnet S, Hazleman BL, Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for plantar fasciitis. A double blind randomised controlled trial., J. Orthop. Res., 2003, 21, 5, 937-940, doi: 10.1016/S0736-0266(03)00048-2.

Additional files

Editorial Notes