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Synopsis: 38 patients with sub-acute non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) were randomized to receive 7 weeks of either Core Stabilization Exercise (CSE) therapy or 7 weeks of standard therapy (ultrasound and thermal treatment).Outcomes measured included lumbar joint repositioning error, pain intensity, and functional disability.The results demonstrated that CSE therapy was associated with significantly less lumbar joint repositioning error compared to the control group after 7 weeks of intervention, and 4 weeks after the cessation of treatment. Moreover, pain intensity... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: Seven randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis evaluating the efficacy of corticosteroid injections in the treatment of enthesopathy of the extensor carpi radialis brevis origin.Included RCTs featured local anesthetic or placebo saline injections as a control.Results demonstrated significantly lower pain at 1 month with corticosteroid versus control injections, but no significant difference at 3 and 6 months. Functional scores and... Read More »
Author verified Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 50 patients with plantar fasciitis were randomized to a 4-week stretching protocol consisting of either simultaneous Achilles tendon and plantar fascia stretching or Achilles tendon stretching alone.Patients were assessed for outcomes related to pain, pressure pain threshold, ankle range of motion, and functional disability after 4 weeks. The results demonstrated... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 208 patients with knee osteoarthritis were randomized to a combined intervention which consisted of three sessions of patellar mobilization and daily home-based nonloaded vastus medialis oblique exercise over 6 months, or to wait-list control for 6 months.Patients were assessed for outcome related to change in Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) scores, VAS pain score, functional performance tests, and pain-free knee range of motion. Results after 6... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: Three randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis comparing pain and functional improvement between operative and nonoperative treatment for full-thickness rotator cuff tears.Follow-up was 12 months in each study. Results demonstrated that... Read More »
Author verified Level 1 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: 10 studies were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis which sought to evaluate the effects of kinesiotape intervention in on functional performance results during the Stars Excursion Balance test and vertical jump height test, and on range of motion.Meta-analyzed data with respect to the Stars Excursion Balance test and vertical jump height tests demonstrated significant differences between groups in favour of KT groups among mixed populations of patients with prior ankle injury and healthy individuals. Meta-analyzed data on... Read More »
Level 2 Meta Analysis
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Synopsis: Five randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis comparing the outcomes of surgical repair and either subacromial decompression or conservative treatment. Meta-analysis of functional outcome scores demonstrated significantly favourable results of repair compared to both subacromial decompression alone or conservative treatment. Read More »
Conference Report
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Synopsis: 40 patients with exercise-induced delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) of the dominant shoulder were randomized to receive active transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), placebo TENS treatment (placebo) or no treatment.The primary outcome of interest was shoulder strength.Secondary outcomes included the change in pain (Visual Analog Scale; VAS), mechanical pain sensitivity, and shoulder disability (Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) score).Results from the trial found that at 48 hours following the fatigue protocol, shoulder strength was significantly lower within both the active TENS group and the placebo TENS group compared to the no treatment group.At 72 hours following the fatigue protocol, shoulder strength remained significantly lower in the placebo TENS group compared to the no treatment group, while no significant difference between the active TENS and the no treatment group was reported. With regards to... Read More »
Level 2 RCT
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Synopsis: 1583 patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis were randomized to either glucosamine monotherapy, chondroitin monotherapy, combined glucosamine and chondroitin therapy, celecoxib 200mg daily, or placebo.Patients were assessed over 24 weeks of treatment.In the primary analysis, only the celecoxib group demonstrated a significantly higher rate of patients attaining the primary efficacy endpoint - a reduction of WOMAC pain by a minimum of 20% relative to baseline - compared to placebo. However, when only... Read More »
RCT
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Synopsis: 93 patients with mild-to-moderate knee osteoarthritis were randomized to either an 8-week neuromuscular exercise (NEMEX) program or treatment with analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs (PHARMA).Patients were assessed after 2 and 12 months for results on the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Index Score (KOOS).Primary outcome was the KOOS ADL scale, which demonstrated no significant difference between groups for change from baseline after 2 or 12 months. The KOOS Symptoms... Read More »
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