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Acute Effect of Massage and Exercise on Muscle Tenderness

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01478451
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 23, 2011
Last Update Posted : February 28, 2012
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lars L. Andersen, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark

Brief Summary:
Many people experience pain, tenderness and soreness of joint and muscles, both in sport and working life. Pain killers can provide acute relief of pain, but may not be a feasible solution for all people. Here the investigators examine the acute effect of massage and exercise on induced muscle tenderness (delayed onset muscular soreness).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Musculoskeletal Disorders Behavioral: Exercise Other: Massage Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Danish: Integreret Motion på Arbejdspladsen (IRMA) English: Implementation of Exercise at the Workplace
Study Start Date : November 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2012

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Massage
massage will be provided for 10 minutes at the left or right trapezius (randomized)
Other: Massage
massage will be provided for 10 minutes at the left or right trapezius (randomized)
Experimental: Exercise
exercise (shoulder shrugs with elastic resistance) will be performed for 10 minutes at the left or right trapezius (randomized)
Behavioral: Exercise
Exercise will be performed for 10 minutes at the left or right trapezius (randomized)
No Intervention: Control
control shoulder (randomized)



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Perceived tenderness of the trapezius muscle on a numerical rating scale of 0-10 [ Time Frame: change from before to after the acute intervention (average of 0, 10, 20 and 60 min after the intervention) ]
    Perceived tenderness where 0 is no tenderness and 10 is worst imaginable tenderness

  2. Pressure pain threshold of the trapezius muscle [ Time Frame: change from before to after the acute intervention (average of 0, 10, 20 and 60 min after the intervention) ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 67 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • working age adults

Exclusion Criteria:

  • blood pressure above 160/100
  • disease of the cervical spine

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Locations
Denmark
National Research Centre for the Working Environment
Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lars L Andersen, PhD Senior Researcher

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Lars L. Andersen, Principal Investigator, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01478451     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRMA02
First Posted: November 23, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 28, 2012
Last Verified: February 2012

Keywords provided by Lars L. Andersen, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark:
DOMS

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Musculoskeletal Diseases