top of page
AdobeStock_352149697.jpeg

Chronic shoulder pain of myofascial origin: a randomized clinical trial using ischemic compression therapy

Cite

Full Text Link

Clinical trial

-

Fascial

J Manipulative Physiol Ther.2010 Jun;33(5):362-9.

Authors:

Guy Hains, Martin Descarreaux, François Hains

Abstract.

Objective: The aim of this clinical trial was to evaluate the effect of 15 myofascial therapy treatments using ischemic compression on shoulder trigger points in patients with chronic shoulder pain. Methods: Forty-one patients received 15 experimental treatments, which consisted of ischemic compressions on trigger points located in the supraspinatus muscle, the infraspinatus muscle, the deltoid muscle, and the biceps tendon. Eighteen patients received the control treatment involving 15 ischemic compression treatments of trigger points located in cervical and upper thoracic areas. Of the 18 patients forming the control group, 16 went on to receive 15 experimental treatments after having received their initial control treatments. Outcome measures included a validated 13-question questionnaire measuring shoulder pain and functional impairment. A second questionnaire was used to assess patients' perceived amelioration, using a scale from 0% to 100%. Outcome measure evaluation was completed for both groups at baseline after 15 treatments, 30 days after the last treatment, and finally for the experimental group only, 6 months later. Results: A significant group x time interval interaction was observed after the first 15 treatments, indicating that the experimental group had a significant reduction in their Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) score compared with the control group (62% vs 18% amelioration). Moreover, the patients perceived percentages of amelioration were higher in the experimental group after 15 treatments (75% vs 29%). Finally, the control group subjects significantly reduced their SPADI scores after crossover (55%). Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that myofascial therapy using ischemic compression on shoulder trigger points may reduce the symptoms of patients experiencing chronic shoulder pain.

Publication Date: 

2010 Jun

OEID: 

6474

Hains, G., Descarreaux, M., Hains, F. (2010) 'Chronic shoulder pain of myofascial origin: a randomized clinical trial using ischemic compression therapy', J Manipulative Physiol Ther.2010 Jun;33(5):362-9.

Sponsored by 

logo-footer-k.png

Search    Explore    About    Join    Web Policy     Contact Us

Copyright © 2023 OsteoEvidence. All Rights Reserved.
 

bottom of page