Table 2 Outcomes in the two groups
Baseline3 monthsp Value12 monthsp Value
Group 1
    VAS*68 (33 to 100)59 (13 to 97)0.3736 (0 to 88)0.006
    Grip strength (kg)37 (11 to 66)41 (12 to 68)0.0347 (17 to 76)0.000
Group 2
    VAS*70 (32 to 88)54 (12 to 82)0.0334 (0 to 95)0.006
    Grip strength (kg)43 (10 to 68)42 (14 to 68)0.5348 (24 to 74)0.055
  • VAS, visual analogue scale.

  • *0, No pain; 100, severe pain; measured during tendon loading activity.

  • Maximum grip strength measured with a hand dynamometer.