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Clinical commentary of the evolution of the treatment for chronic painful mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports medicine. Pure Sports Medicine Clinic, London, UK; The Institute of Sport Exercise & Health (ISEH), University College London Hospitals (UCLH), London, UK.
2015 (English)In: Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, ISSN 1413-3555, E-ISSN 1809-9246, Vol. 19, no 5, 429-432 p.Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The chronic painful Achilles tendon mid-portion was for many years, and still is in many countries, treated with intratendinous revision surgery. However, by coincidence, painful eccentric calf muscle training was tried, and it showed very good clinical results. This finding was unexpected and led to research into the pain mechanisms involved in this condition. Today we know that there are very few nerves inside, but multiple nerves outside, the ventral side of the chronic painful Achilles tendon mid-portion. These research findings have resulted in new treatment methods targeting the regions with nerves outside the tendon, methods that allow for a rapid rehabilitation and fast return to sports.

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2015. Vol. 19, no 5, 429-432 p.
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rehabilitation, tendinosis, eccentric training
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-112285DOI: 10.1590/bjpt-rbf.2014.0117ISI: 000364523800011PubMedID: 26537813OAI: diva2:877571
Available from: 2015-12-07 Created: 2015-12-04 Last updated: 2015-12-07Bibliographically approved

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