Clinical Effects of Combined Kinesiotaping and Steroid Injection in Stroke Patients With Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain

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Chang Gung Medical Foundation

Status

Enrolling

Conditions

Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain
Stroke

Treatments

Other: Hand rehabilitation program
Other: Kinesiotaping
Other: Steroid injection

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT05395325
CMRPG8M0431

Details and patient eligibility

About

The aims of this study is to investigate sono-guided shoulder steroid injection combined with Kinesiotaping applications in reducing shoulder pain, improving functional performance on upper extremity and quality of life in stroke patients with hemiplegic shoulder pain.

Full description

Hemiplegic shoulder pain is one of the most common complications in stroke patients, and it has negative effects on rehabilitation in hemiplegic side, functional recovery of upper extremity, and quality of life. The common treatments for hemiplegic shoulder pain include oral medication,transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and local injections. Steroid or sodium hyaluronate are mainly used in local injections. Steroid can suppress inflammation and immune system effectively. Furthermore, the clinical characteristics of impaired motor performance on affected limb in stroke patients include muscle weakness, increased muscle tone, contracture, joint instability, or impaired of motor control. Impaired motor performance of upper extremity and spasticity have negative impacts in functional performances and daily activities. In stroke patients with poststroke spasticity, stretching, range of motion exercises, antispasticity splint, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, oral medications and local injection of botulinum toxin are recommended. Some investigators found that Kinesiotaping (KT) combined with other interventions may facilitate muscle function, provide joint support and proprioception feedback, and reduce pain in stroke patients with hemiplegia. Thus, the investigators will perform steroid injection in stroke patients with hemiplegic shoulder pain to reduce pain, and apply KT while receiving rehabilitation to facilitate motor recovery and functional performance in affected upper extremity. In this study, 50 stroke patients with hemiplegic shoulder pain will be recruited and randomly divided into experimental and control groups. In experimental group(n=25), the patients will receive KT combined steroid injection with rehabilitation, and the injection will perform only one time in the entire intervention period. In control group, the patients will receive KT with rehabilitation. In both groups, KT will be applied for three weeks. All participants will receive shoulder sonography evaluation before intervention to investigate the condition of hemiplegic shoulder pain and receive physical examination, hand function assessment before intervention, after the three-week intervention and three-week post intervention. The aims of this study is to investigate sono-guided shoulder steroid injection combined with Kinesiotaping applications in reducing shoulder pain, improving functional performance on upper extremity and quality of life in stroke patients with hemiplegic shoulder pain.

Enrollment

50 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

20 to 80 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • The patients have a stroke with hemiplegia (duration is less than 6 months after stroke).
  • The patients complain about shoulder pain and there're soft tissue impairment under sonography measurement.
  • Patients who are able to perform slightly hand grasp( at least 10 degrees at metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal joints).

Exclusion criteria

  • age is younger than 20 years old or older than 80 years old
  • previous history of upper extremity tendon or neuromuscular injury, shoulder pain, frozen shoulder or shoulder surgery before stroke,
  • any other systemic neuromuscular disease; cognition or language impairment leading to communication difficulty.
  • allergic to kinesio tape

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

50 participants in 2 patient groups

KT and steroid injection group
Experimental group
Description:
the patients will receive steroid injection for only one time before intervention, and receive KT for 5 days a week, for three weeks. And a 30-minute hand functional training would also be provided once daily every day during the intervention.
Treatment:
Other: Steroid injection
Other: Hand rehabilitation program
Other: Kinesiotaping
KT group
Sham Comparator group
Description:
the patients will receive KT for 5 days a week, for three weeks. And a 30-minute hand functional training would also be provided once daily every day during the intervention.
Treatment:
Other: Hand rehabilitation program
Other: Kinesiotaping

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Yuchi Huang, MD

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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