Achilles Tendinopathy: is foot strike important?

By John Foster MCSP, MACPSM, Dip Phys, PGDip H. Sci. Excessive loading of the Achilles Tendon (AT) is the main pathological stimulus for tendon degeneration [1]. A continuum model of reactive tendinopathy, tendon dysrepair and degenerative tendinopathy has been proposed [2] (You can listen to with model co-author, BJSM Deputy Editor by clicking here). Note that there […]

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Tendinopathy – rehab progression – part 1

Originally posted on RunningPhysio By Tom Goom, Senior Physio at The Physio Rooms Brighton. Follow Tom on Twitter. Funny what an injury does isn’t it? A few months ago I developed a hamstring tendinopathy and since then I’ve become a total tendon geek! The upside of all this is I have new knowledge that can help others […]

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2nd International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium- Abstract submission deadline June 7th!

Just one week left to submit an abstract for the 2nd International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium (deadline June 7th)! This year’s symposium is September 27-29th  in Vancouver, Canada. For researchers addressing tendinopathy, the International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium provides a rare opportunty to interact with like-minded colleagues at the cutting edge of this emerging field. Hot topics […]

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Shining a light on tendinopathy: expensive treatments vs established therapies

By Dr. Bert Fields   As a busy sports medicine physician I see an increasing number of patients pursuing unproven and often expensive treatments before they have tried established therapies with stronger evidence.  One example of this is a recent patient who saw advertising for a cold laser that they purchased from an internet site. […]

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‘Trochanteric bursitis’? Consider gluteal tendinopathy as a more likely diagnosis.

A commonly overlooked diagnosis of lateral hip pain is gluteal tendinopathy. The relative emphasis on ‘trochanteric bursitis’ compared with tendinopathy is likely reversed. The tendinopathy is much more prevalent that the ‘bursitis’ according to MR studies of the regions. At surgery for total hip arthroplasty, surgeons often find major tears in the gluteus medius (Bunker […]

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Lateral hip pain – more likely gluteus medius tendinopathy than ‘trochanteric bursitis’

Our New Zealand colleagues had a great sports medicine conference in Wellington this week following their successful hosting of the World Championships in Rowing. Congratulations to Dr Chris Milne and colleagues from all disciplines who made this a success. In a conversation with Chris I was reminded that the lateral hip pain label of  ‘trochanteric […]

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