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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.
Monitoring Physical Activity Using Wearable Technology in People With Achilles Tendinopathy Undergoing Physiotherapy Treatment: A Feasibility Prospective Cohort Study
This week I talk about a feasibility cohort study which sought to determine whether a larger cohort study addressing this question would be feasible. Listen to hear some interesting preliminary findings.
Will midportion Achilles pain improve if you wait and see? This is often a really important question to discuss with patients. Luckily we have some evidence to answer it which I explore in this short podcast (9 minutes). Hope you enjoy.Â
In this episode, I talk about a relatively new trial investigating pressure massage versus eccentric exercise for Achilles tendinopathy in a randomised trial. I hope you enjoy!
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?
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