tendon injuries

tendinopathy

Tendinopathies, frequent causes

Tendinopathies or tendon injuries are, along with muscle pathologies, one of the most important injuries physiotherapists can find at their daily practice. There are different lines of research trying to find out causes that may trigger this kind of injuries. We will talk about most common causes of tendinopathies guided by Javier Herraiz, EPTE®’s Teaching and Researching coordinator, in this post.

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Achilles tendon tendinopathy. What is it and how to treat it

Achilles tendon tendinopathy is one of the most frequent injuries in running sports. The load will be a key element when it comes to an injury, as it happens in other tendinous structures. Overload, as well as an inadequate load adaptation, lack of load or sedentary life, will be risk factors to consider in this kind of injuries. The Achilles tendon, just like other tendons, has the following main functions: • transmission of power generated during muscle contraction. • and…

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Pokémon Go: overuse can cause tendinopathies

The videogame Pokémon Go is currently one of the most used apps around the world, overcoming the number of users of other apps like Facebook and Tinder. The game drives the world crazy and is currently a topic of conversation due to the different risks that may cause to human health. It became even more common to meet people on the street with their phones in their hands, looking  for the best Pokémon. The English version of the app Pokémon Go…

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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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