Achilles tendinopathy

Cook, J. L., Khan, K. M. and Purdam, C. (2002) Achilles tendinopathy. Manual Therapy, 7 3: 121-130.


Author Cook, J. L.
Khan, K. M.
Purdam, C.
Title Achilles tendinopathy
Journal name Manual Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1532-2769
1356-689X
Publication date 2002-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1054/math.2002.0458
Volume 7
Issue 3
Start page 121
End page 130
Total pages 11
Place of publication Edinburgh
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Language eng
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
Abstract Achilles tendon injury (tendinopathy) and pain occur in active individuals, when the tendon is subject to high or unusual load. Achilles tendinopathy can be resistant to treatment, and symptoms may persist despite both conservative and surgical intervention. The pathology of overuse tendinopathy is non-inflammatory, with a degenerative or failed healing tendon response. The diagnosis of Achilles tendinopathy requires excellent differential diagnosis and an understanding of the role of tendon imaging. Conservative treatment must include exercise, with a bias to eccentric contractions. Surgical treatment is effective after complete tendon rupture, but may not assist recovery from overuse tendinopathy. Further research into the clinical aspects of Achilles tendinopathy is required.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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