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Achilles tendon function is much more complex than we originally thought. Not only do the tendons of each calf muscle rotate, but, to a certain extent, they function independently. In this episode I will discuss what this actually is and the important question... should we care?
Where is the PRP evidence at? And should we be recommending them to our patients? We delve into these issues and more.
Pain education in tendinopathy is tricky, in our clinic we use a simple 6 page education document.
An example of evidence based medicine and how we should reserve excitement in science before we have multiple studies and sufficient evidence.
I have wanted to write this blog for a while, mainly for the benefit of patients wondering about these treatments.
Many patients are told they have weak and poor gluteals that are causing everything. Their Achilles pain, their back pain, and perhaps thereby gluteal ‘weakness’ is the cause of their general dissatisfaction with life!
Interesting study to review this week from Oda et al. Co-authors include Paavo Komi and Masaki Ishikawa who have done lots of work on stretch shorten cycle.
How often does a patient with Achilles tendon pain either ask or have concern about rupturing their tendon?
This week’s blog focuses on an exceptional systematic review from a progressive group in Ireland. They tackle the simple question of whether imaging pathology predicts the future onset of tendon pain.
We know that stretch shorten cycle load relates to tendon injury but why? And how does this influence our management and rehab planning?
Another great guest blog from Eric Meira this week. This time on understanding hip pain in the young adult.
This week I focus on a study investigating a potential mechanism that may explain the link between foot pronation and Achilles tendinopathy.
Clinical gems and awesome management models. Your patients will love you for it!