Achilles

Tendinitis vs tendinopathies

What to do when a tendon hurts

“Tendinitis” is the coloquial word to describe the pathology affecting a tendon. This term is, nowadays, has almost fallen in disuse, as that doesn’t take into consideration the histological changes in the tissue. If we think to have the symptoms of a tendon damaged, we should visit a therapist. The physiotherapist has a wide range of tools for tendinopathies treatment. This article only has the purpose to provide some information about tendon pathology, but it doesn’t claim to substitute the…

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Distance between two poles in EPTE

Interpolar distance: safety in electrolysis application

The interpolar distance (distance between the two poles anode and cathode) has a main role in the electric safety when the electrolysis technique is applied. Galvanic current flows through the tissues between the two points, and will affect them depending on their degeneration level: pathologic tissue has a lower resistance to current electrical flow (electrical resistance) due its physic and biological features. Both in the cathode and anode (negative pole and positive pole) some histologic changes will be produced due…

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most common mistakes made while running

Running: 5 mistakes while practicing this sport

Running is one of the most complete physical activity for our bodies. Running activity contribute to our physical and mental balance, but… warning!! You always have to take care and never exaggerate, otherwise you may end up with damages, and running is no exception. Even though running gives you a lot of benefits, you have to take proper precautions and a special care or some aspects of the running activity can become your worst enemies. Running: 5 mistakes we make while practicing We often…

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The Achilles tendon: Injuries and treatment with percutaneous electrolysis

The Achilles tendon, stretching from the heel bone to the calf muscle, is one of the strongest and longest in the body. It is responsible for the ability to extend the foot and point the toes. On average it is around 15 centimetres long and 6.1 mm in thickness in people aged 10-17 years, 6.3mm in people aged 18-30 years, and 6.9 mm in people aged over 30. It tends to be more flexible in women and the young, and…

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