Effects of Percussive Massage Treatment With Theragun on Post Exercise Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Sponsor
Riphah International University (Other)
Overall Status
Recruiting
CT.gov ID
NCT05026944
Collaborator
(none)
20
Enrollment
1
Location
2
Arms
4
Anticipated Duration (Months)
5
Patients Per Site Per Month

Study Details

Study Description

Brief Summary

This project will be Randomized control trial conducted to check the effects of percussive massage treatment with theragun on pain and muscle length on post exercise delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) of calf muscles in healthy population so that we can have best treatment option for people with delayed onset muscle soreness, duration will be of 6months,purposive sampling will be done, subject following eligibility criteria from kasrat health and fitness club, will randomly allocated in two groups, baseline assessment will be done, group A will be treated with 5 minutes of percussive massage and 5 minuties of static stretching exercises, while group B will be managed with 5 minutes of static stretching exercises only. Assessment will be done via, Numeric Pain Rating Scale(NPRS), Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ) and goniometric measurements of passive ankle dorsi flexion for calf muscle length at baseline before intervention and immediately post intervention data will be analyzed by using SPSS version 25

Condition or DiseaseIntervention/TreatmentPhase
  • Other: Percussive massage and static stretching exercises
  • Other: static stretching exercises
N/A

Detailed Description

Percussive therapy is a form of soft tissue manipulation the same thing that a massage therapist does during a massage, and is intended to reduce muscle soreness and increase muscle length. The aim of the current study is to determine the effects of percussive massage with theragun and static stretching exercises on muscle length and pain of calf muscles on post exercise (DOMS) delayed onset muscle soreness. It will be a randomized control trail, where initial screening will be done as per the inclusion criteria of healthy female gym users with minimum one week of joining time and developed post-exercise DOMS and ages ranged from 20 to 30 years. Participants with the history of lower leg injuries, any type of neuromuscular disorder and elite level of fitness will be excluded. All the study participants will perform 15 minutes treadmill, 15 minutes stationary bicycle at day one. After 24 hours participants with positive DOMS will be randomly place into experimental and control groups. Experimental group will be treated with 5 minutes of percussive massage and 5 minutes of static stretching exercises, while the control group will be managed with 5 minutes of static stretching exercises only. Participants in both the groups will be assessed on Numeric Pain Rating Scale and Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire for pain and degree of passive ankle dorsi flexion for calf muscle length at baseline before intervention and immediate 24 hours, 48 hours and 72 hours after the completion of treatment session.

Study Design

Study Type:
Interventional
Anticipated Enrollment :
20 participants
Allocation:
Randomized
Intervention Model:
Parallel Assignment
Masking:
Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose:
Treatment
Official Title:
Effects of Percussive Massage Treatment With Theragun on Pain and Muscle Length on Post Exercise Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness of Calf Muscles
Actual Study Start Date :
Aug 30, 2021
Anticipated Primary Completion Date :
Dec 15, 2021
Anticipated Study Completion Date :
Dec 30, 2021

Arms and Interventions

ArmIntervention/Treatment
Experimental: Group A

Percussive massage and static stretching exercises

Other: Percussive massage and static stretching exercises
All the study participants will perform 15 minutes treadmill, 15 minutes stationary bicycle at day one. After 24 hours participants with positive DOMS will be treated with 5 minutes of percussive massage and 5 minutes of static stretching exercises. The group will be assessed on Numeric Pain Rating Scale and Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire for pain and degree of passive ankle dorsi flexion for calf muscle length at baseline before intervention and immediate 24 hours, 48 hours and 72 hours after the completion of treatment session.

Other: Group B

Static stretching exercises

Other: static stretching exercises
All the study participants will perform 15 minutes treadmill, 15 minutes stationary bicycle at day one. After 24 hours participants with positive DOMS will be managed with 5 minutes of static stretching exercises only. The group will be assessed on Numeric Pain Rating Scale and Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire for pain and degree of passive ankle dorsi flexion for calf muscle length at baseline before intervention and immediate 24 hours, 48 hours and 72 hours after the completion of treatment session.

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures

  1. NPRS [3rd day]

    Changes from base Line Numeric Pain Rating Scale is a scale for pain starting from 0-10. Where 0 indicate no pain and 10 indicate severe pain.

  2. SF-MPQ [3rd day]

    The SF-MPQ is a self- reported measure of pain. It assesses both the quality and intensity of subjective pain. The short- form McGill Pain Questionnaire consists of 15 descriptors of pain including 11 from sensory categories and 4 from affective categories.

  3. Goniometer [3rd day]

    A goniometer is an instrument which measures the available range of motion at a joint. (To measure ankle dorsi flexion for calf muscle length.)

Eligibility Criteria

Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study:
20 Years to 30 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Yes
Inclusion Criteria:

Healthy Females will be included Participant's age will be between of 20-30 years Who develops post exercise DOMS after 15 minutes treadmill, 15 minutes stationary bicycle

Exclusion Criteria:

Subject with history of lower extremity injuries Any history type of muscular disorder Elite level of fitness excluded in this study

Contacts and Locations

Locations

SiteCityStateCountryPostal Code
1KASRAT (Health & Fitness Club)LahorePunjabPakistan

Sponsors and Collaborators

  • Riphah International University

Investigators

  • Principal Investigator: Syed Shakil Ur Rehman, Riphah International University

Study Documents (Full-Text)

None provided.

More Information

Publications

Responsible Party:
Riphah International University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT05026944
Other Study ID Numbers:
  • REC/Lhr/0410 Mahnoor
First Posted:
Aug 30, 2021
Last Update Posted:
Nov 19, 2021
Last Verified:
Nov 1, 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
No
Plan to Share IPD:
No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product:
No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product:
No
Keywords provided by Riphah International University
Additional relevant MeSH terms:

Study Results

No Results Posted as of Nov 19, 2021