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An Analysis of Kinesio® Tape on Myofascial Pain Syndrome of the Iliotibial Band

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04531306
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 28, 2020
Last Update Posted : February 9, 2021
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
North Dakota State University

Brief Summary:
Participants will report for two research sessions. Prior to arrival, membership to a club sports team will be confirmed via email. The first session will require one hour, while the second will require 30 minutes. Maximum amount of time expected is one and a half hours, over two sessions in 48 hours. The 1st and 2nd sessions will be separated by 48 hours. Upon arrival for session 1, informed consent will be obtained along with the following demographic information: age, sex, height, weight, dominant leg, and sport. Next, the participant will complete the Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (MQ) in regard to the last 12 months. Participants will then be assessed for trigger points in their dominant side iliotibial band via palpation. Diagnostic criteria for trigger point will be modeled after Travell and Simons: taut band, pain upon palpation, referred pain, and a local twitch response. Up to four trigger points will be marked on the subject's skin with marker or pen. Pain pressure threshold will be obtained via algometer, using the terminology "Tell me the first moment you experience pain by verbalizing 'pain' ". Then, three pain pressure threshold readings will be taken per trigger point and then averaged by the researcher. Kinesiology tape will then be applied to the identified trigger points using the Fascial Technique. Pain pressure threshold will be obtained again with the same protocols 10 minutes after the tape is applied. The participant will be asked to wear the tape for 48 hours. Upon arrival for session 2, the application of the tape will be confirmed. With the participant's choice to continue in the study, a third and fourth measurement of pain pressure threshold will be obtained: one with the tape remaining on, and another 10 minutes after removal of the tape. Again, three pain pressure threshold readings will be taken per trigger point and then averaged by the researcher.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Myofascial Trigger Point Pain Other: Kinesio® Tape Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Analysis of Kinesio® Tape on Myofascial Pain Syndrome of the Iliotibial Band
Actual Study Start Date : October 4, 2020
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 23, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date : November 1, 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Fibromyalgia

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Pre-tape Other: Kinesio® Tape
Fascial taping technique for myofascial trigger points on the iliotibial band

Experimental: With tape 1 Other: Kinesio® Tape
Fascial taping technique for myofascial trigger points on the iliotibial band

Experimental: With tape 2 Other: Kinesio® Tape
Fascial taping technique for myofascial trigger points on the iliotibial band

Experimental: Post-tape Other: Kinesio® Tape
Fascial taping technique for myofascial trigger points on the iliotibial band




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. with-in subject differences pre- and 10-minute post- tape application [ Time Frame: 10 minutes ]
    measured by pain pressure threshold (N/s2) via algometer

  2. with-in subject differences pre- and 48-hour post- tape application [ Time Frame: 48 hours ]
    measured by pain pressure threshold (N/s2) via algometer

  3. with-in subject differences 10-minute post- and 48-hour post- tape application [ Time Frame: 48 hours ]
    measured by pain pressure threshold (N/s2) via algometer

  4. with-in subject differences 48-hour post- tape application and post- 10- minute tape removal [ Time Frame: 10 minutes ]
    measured by pain pressure threshold (N/s2) via algometer



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 30 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • member of club sports team

Exclusion Criteria:

  • acute quadriceps strain in last six months
  • knee surgery in last six months
  • acute hamstring strain in last six months
  • allergy to adhesive
  • malignancies
  • cellulitis
  • skin infection
  • diabetes
  • fragile skin

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04531306


Locations
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United States, North Dakota
North Dakota State University
Fargo, North Dakota, United States, 58108
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Dakota State University
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Responsible Party: North Dakota State University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04531306    
Other Study ID Numbers: HE20151
First Posted: August 28, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 9, 2021
Last Verified: February 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Fibromyalgia
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases