Clinical Trial

Weakness and Exercise in Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy

Study Description

Neurophysiology of Weakness and Exercise in Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy

The purpose of this study is to examine deficits in activation and motor patterns, as well as central drive in patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy. There are three specific aims: (1) determine the effect of acute pain relief on rotator cuff muscle activation in patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy, (2) determine the effect of exercise on rotator cuff muscle activation in patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy, and (3) compare rotator cuff muscle activation between patients with rotator cuff tendinopathy and healthy controls.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Procedure - Subacromial injection

A subacromial injection consisting up 6 cc 0.5% Marcaine with Epinephrine and 1 cc DepoMedrol will be administered.

Physical Therapy

A standardized six-week exercise protocol supervised by a physical therapist

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Neurophysiology of Weakness and Exercise in Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy

Clinical Trial ID

NCT02971072

ParticipAid ID

6dB2kd