Group 1 – treatment
Muscle stretching program *
n = 18
Group 2 – control
Reassurance, leg rubs, acetyl-salicylic acid
n = 16
Beginning of trial
The RCT for management of GP revealed a statistically significant difference between the treatment and control groups of children (aged 5 – 14 years). However the study was biased, with no examiner blinding. Additionally, sample sizes are small and statistical power was not calculated.
* Parents were taught a muscle stretching program for quadriceps, hamstrings and gastroc-soleal groups. All stretches were performed twice daily (morning and evening) for 10 minutes each time.