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Last Updated: 08 November 2022

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Percutaneous Bioelectric Current Stimulation (PBCS) in the Treatment of Chronic Achilles tendinopathy. Protocol for a Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Randomized Multicenter Trial.

Background The ultimate treatment regimen for chronic Achilles tendinopathy is still being debated, and treatment options are limited. Aim of this study is to investigate the therapeutic effects of percutaneous bioelectric current stimulation on AT. Over three weeks, a total of 72 participants with a regular midpoint AT will be randomly assigned and receive 4 PBCS. At the follow-up to weeks 4, 12, 26, 52. The Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment - Comparing to control - Self-reported outcome measures will be completed at the Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment - Achilles Questionnaire score: Statistical analysis of intraindividual differences between baseline and 12 weeks after initial treatment after verum therapy versus to placebo. Secondary findings will determine pain disability index, average pain, return to sports, and use of emergency medications. Conclusions The trial will determine the effects of PBCS on pain, physical fitness, and clinical outcomes.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/36325808


Poor association between tendon structure and self-reported symptoms following conservative management in active soldiers with mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy.

Introduction Mid-portion Achilles tendon pain is the most common word for persistent Achilles tendon pain, which is described as being located 2-7 cm proximal to the calcaneus and with functional impairment due to mechanical overload. According to avoid degeneration or even tendon rupture, monitoring tendon structure in addition to pain and function may be helpful. In soldiers treated with a conservative program for mid-attitude soldiers, the aim of this study was to establish the link between pain and function, in relation to the Achilles tendon structure. Both the Achilles tendon mid-portion and the area of maximum degeneration within the tendon mid-portion were determined by We quantified both the Achilles tendon mid-portion and the area of maximum degeneration within the tendon mid-portion. AoMD and VISA-A's results show negative correlations for all analyses, ranging from -0. 173 to 0. 166 between mid-portion tendon structure and VISA-A, and from -0. 137 to 0. 150 between AoMD and VISA-A. Conclusions Pain and function in soldiers treated with a conservative approach to mid-AT are often associated with the Achilles tendon system.

Source link: https://europepmc.org/article/MED/36270734

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