One article on PainSci cites Wilson 2000: Tissue Provocation Therapies
PainSci commentary on Wilson 2000: ?This page is one of thousands in the PainScience.com bibliography. It is not a general article: it is focused on a single scientific paper, and it may provide only just enough context for the summary to make sense. Links to other papers and more general information are provided wherever possible.
It’s doubtful that this tiny trial was actually of high quality. However, it is notable for being one of the only clinical trials of provocation therapy with instrument massage, and the results were positive. Noted … with a huge grain of salt.
~ Paul Ingraham
original abstract †Abstracts here may not perfectly match originals, for a variety of technical and practical reasons. Some abstacts are truncated for my purposes here, if they are particularly long-winded and unhelpful. I occasionally add clarifying notes. And I make some minor corrections.
OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes of 2 rehabilitation protocols on patellar tendinitis subjects.
DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, blinded, controlled clinical trial.
SETTING: Outpatient rehabilitation clinic.
SUBJECTS: Randomized into 2 rehabilitation groupsÑtraditional (n = 10) and ASTM AdvantEDGE (n = 10).
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Clinical data and self-reported questionnaires collected at 0, 6, and 12 weeks.
RESULTS: On completion of the 6th week, 100% of the ASTM AdvantEDGE group and 60% of the traditional group had resolved. The unresolved subjects were crossed over to the ASTM AdvantEDGE for additional therapy. At the end of the additional therapy, 50% of the crossover subjects had resolved. The ASTM AdvantEDGE group's clinical outcomes and weekly journals indicated a statistically significant (P = .04) improvement in subjective pain and functional-impairment ratings.
CONCLUSIONS: Findings suggest that ASTM AdvantEDGE resulted in improved clinical outcomes in treating patellar tendinitis.
This page is part of the PainScience BIBLIOGRAPHY, which contains plain language summaries of thousands of scientific papers & others sources. It’s like a highly specialized blog. A few highlights:
- Photobiomodulation therapy is not better than placebo in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain: a randomised placebo-controlled trial. Guimarães 2021 Pain.
- No effect of creatine monohydrate supplementation on inflammatory and cartilage degradation biomarkers in individuals with knee osteoarthritis. Cornish 2018 Nutr Res.
- The CANBACK trial: a randomised, controlled clinical trial of oral cannabidiol for people presenting to the emergency department with acute low back pain. Bebee 2021 Med J Aust.
- Relationships Between Sleep Quality and Pain-Related Factors for People with Chronic Low Back Pain: Tests of Reciprocal and Time of Day Effects. Gerhart 2017 Ann Behav Med.
- Modulation in the elastic properties of gastrocnemius muscle heads in individuals with plantar fasciitis and its relationship with pain. Zhou 2020 Sci Rep.