Tag - tendinopathy

Chronic Tendon Injury Blog 2 – Eccentrics Versus Slow Heavy Resistance

Part 1 of this tendon rehabilitation post looked at some new research supporting the role for isometric exercises. Although isometrics can be helpful to manage tendon pain in the short term, full range dynamic loading strategies give a better stimulus for muscle and tendon adaptations for long term rehabilitation. For [...]

Chronic Tendon Injury and the Role of Isometric Exercises

Tendon injuries from repetitive forceful loading in sport, weight training or some occupations can be debilitating. For example high volume jumping in volleyball or basketball, or frequent forceful use of tools in a worker, can lead to a slow deterioration of a tendon, which is generally called tendinopathy. Common symptoms [...]

Treatment options for tennis elbow

Tennis elbow is a tendinopathy involving the tendons of the lateral elbow.  Not surprisingly, most who experience this clinical condition are not tennis players at all.  This injury is seen most commonly in individuals who suddenly overuse a relatively deconditioned and possibly degenerated tendon for the task at hand.  [...]

A long term solution to your Achilles’ heel

  Has your Achilles tendon kept you from training or competing?  This is one nagging injury that seems to re-emerge at the most inopportune time…just when you are ramping up for an event or in a heavy part of your season schedule.  For many people, their Achilles tendon seems to [...]