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Effectiveness of Transverse Friction Massage in Latent Myofascial Trigger Points in Anterior Deltoid Muscle

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01275482
First Posted: January 12, 2011
Last Update Posted: April 7, 2011
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Information provided by:
University of Castilla-La Mancha
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to determine whether Transverse Friction Massage (TFM) in Latent Myofascial Trigger points (MTrP) is more effective making this technique in two different ways.

Condition Intervention Phase
Myofascial Trigger Points Myofascial Pain Procedure: Transverse friction massage (TFM) Early Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Effectiveness of Transverse Friction Massage Causing or Not Local Twitch Response in Anterior Deltoid Muscle Latent Myofascial Trigger Points

Further study details as provided by University of Castilla-La Mancha:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change from Baseline in Pressure pain Threshold (PPT)during treatment. [ Time Frame: Pre and post treatment every session and 1 week after last session ]
    The PPT is defined as the minimal amount of pressure where a sense of pressure first changes to discomfort or pain in a certain point


Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: January 2011
Study Completion Date: March 2011
Primary Completion Date: March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: isolated contractions caused
The investigators do TFM causing isolated contractions in de muscle fibers containing de latent trigger point.
Procedure: Transverse friction massage (TFM)
The TFM was describe of Cyriax as an effective method to treat soft tissues. It is a massage done always in perpendicular direction of damage tissue. During the massage, we can caused isolated contractions from the fiber muscles containing the latent trigger points.
Other Name: Cyriax massage
Procedure: Transverse friction massage (TFM)
The TFM was describe of Cyriax as an effective method to treat soft tissues. It is a massage done always in perpendicular direction of damage tissue.
Other Name: Cyriax massage
Active Comparator: No isolated contraction caused
The investigators don´t cause contraction during the TFM
Procedure: Transverse friction massage (TFM)
The TFM was describe of Cyriax as an effective method to treat soft tissues. It is a massage done always in perpendicular direction of damage tissue.
Other Name: Cyriax massage

Detailed Description:
The investigators divide in two groups. The investigators apply the TFM in similar way in both, but the investigators cause local twitch response (isolated contraction of muscle fibers containing the latent trigger points)just in one group. So the investigators want to know whether the effectiveness of this technique is due to those local twitch responses, comparing both groups. The investigators asses Strength, range of motion, and overall, pressure pain thresholds to evaluate the pain sensitivity progress.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Having latent myofascial trigger points in anterior deltoid
  • Visual local twitch response

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Having active Myofascial trigger points in anterior deltoid
  • Having suffered injuries or surgery in upper limb.
  • Pain in the first evaluation session.
  • Not obtaining local twitch response
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01275482


Locations
Spain
UCLM
Toledo, Spain, 45071
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Castilla-La Mancha
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jose Miota, PhT UCastilla-La Mancha
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jose Miota, University of Castilla-La Mancha
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01275482     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: deltoid
First Submitted: January 10, 2011
First Posted: January 12, 2011
Last Update Posted: April 7, 2011
Last Verified: April 2011

Keywords provided by University of Castilla-La Mancha:
Latent Myofascial trigger point.
Transverse friction massage
Local twitch response
Effectiveness