Resistance Training and Injection Treatment for Achilles Enthesopathy

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    May 4, 2024
  • participants needed
    50
  • sponsor
    Bispebjerg Hospital
Updated on 19 April 2022

Summary

Achilles enthesopathy is a common and often long-lasting injury among exercising individuals. Very little is known regarding the effect of different treatment strategies.

The purpose of the study is to evaluate two treatment strategies for achilles enthesopathy: Resistance training and restricted loading + corticosteroid injection compared to resistance training and restricted loading + local anesthesia injection.

50 patients with achilles enthesopathy are randomly assigned to the two treatment groups in this double blinded RCT.

Description

Achilles enthesopathy is a common and often long-lasting injury among exercising individuals. Symptoms are pain and swelling at the calcaneal insertion of the achilles tendon during and after exercise. Achilles entesopathy has not been thoroughly investigated and consequently, very little is known regarding the effect of different treatment strategies.

The purpose of the study is to evaluate two treatment strategies for achilles enthesopathy: Resistance training and restricted loading + corticosteroid injection compared to resistance training and restricted loading + local anesthesia injection.

It is hypothesized that treatment that includes corticosteroid injection is more effective than treatment that includes injection with local anaesthesia.

50 patients with achilles enthesopathy are randomly assigned to the two treatment groups in this double blinded RCT.

Details
Condition Achilles Entesopathy
Treatment Corticosteroid Injection, Local anesthesia injections
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04232358
SponsorBispebjerg Hospital
Last Modified on19 April 2022

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Inclusion Criteria

Pain from the achilles tendon insertion/heel for at least 3 months
Achilles entesopathy verified by ultrasound
Between 18 and 65 years of age

Exclusion Criteria

Prior surgery in the leg with the exception of knee arthroscopy
Known medial conditions including diabetes or rheumatologic diseases
Taking pain medication regularly
Injection therapy for treatment of achilles entesopathy within the last 6 months
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