The 3D geometry of the Achilles tendon is complex (essentially made up of tendons from the three calf muscles that are twisted together) and influences the strain that occurs in different components of the tendon. This is enabled by sliding that occurs between these subtendons. They can act independently to some extent. This team aimed to develop a mathematical model to test whether the geometry of the Achilles and different rehab exercises influence Achilles strain.
Exercise dose: Is it important for tendinopathy rehabilitation?
Monitoring Physical Activity Using Wearable Technology in People With Achilles Tendinopathy Undergoing Physiotherapy Treatment: A Feasibility Prospective Cohort Study
Exercise is a recommended treatment for many pain and musculoskeletal conditions, including tendinopathy. It is really clear in other areas such as exercise for general health (e.g., heart health) that the more exercise you do, the better. Things don’t really work in this linear way for pain. Pain is complex. Maybe doing more exercise will make our pain and musculoskeletal patients stronger and more functional, but why should it improve their pain?
This week we have another very interesting blog from Erik Meira. The last guest blog was incredebly popular so it is my pleasure to have him on again.
Cool infographic providing what I hope is a balanced view of potential uses of imaging in tendinopathy
The blog this week is a foray into the utility of imaging in tendinoathy. You have to be so careful when interpreting imaging findings in tendinopathy.
This week blog focuses on an interesting paper from James Debenham (quality tendon researcher from Perth) and some of his crew. Worth a read as breaks some new ground in regards to potential mechanisms that explain chronic pain and movement issues in our tendinopathy patients.
Sensation guest blog from Erik Meira
Tendinopathy blog number 37 focuses on a paper that investigates the diagnostic utility of various hip tests. Some really interesting and useful findings.
The blog this week focuses on a study that investigates the link between hip neuromuscular function and Achilles tendon pain.
This week we focus on a paper looking at the interplay between the development of quads muscle and patellar tendon tendon properties among adolescent volleyball players and controls over a year.
Clinical gems and awesome management models. Your patients will love you for it!