Effects of Cryotherapy on Ankle Movements and Gait of Spastic Hemiparetic Subjects

Active, not recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Chronic stroke (last episode of stroke occurred more than 6 months ago)
- Ischemic stroke
- Minimum score on the Mini Mental State Examination, according to the subject's educational level
- Spasticity level between 1 and 4 according to Modified Ashworth Scale for the plantarflexors
- Locomotion capacity of 2 to 4 according to Functional Ambulation Category (FAC).

Exclusion Criteria

- Diabetic peripheral neuropathy
- Adverse reactions to cold
- Intolerance to cold application
- Absence of sensibility to cold
- Diagnostic of Raynaud syndrome
- Ulcers or skin lesions
- Severe cardiovascular or peripheral vascular diseases (heart failure, arrhythmias, angina pectoris, and acute myocardial infarction)
- Other neurological or orthopedic diseases
- Toxin bothulinium injection 4 months or sooner
- Cognitive impairments
- Any history of joint or muscle injuries of the lower limbs
- Body mass index (BMI) greater than 28 kg/m²
- Pain during the any experimental procedure.