A treatment algorithm for managing Achilles tendinopathy : new treatment options

Alfredson, Håkan and Cook, Jill 2007, A treatment algorithm for managing Achilles tendinopathy : new treatment options, British journal of sports medicine, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 211-216.


Title A treatment algorithm for managing Achilles tendinopathy : new treatment options
Author(s) Alfredson, Håkan
Cook, Jill
Journal name British journal of sports medicine
Volume number 41
Issue number 4
Start page 211
End page 216
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2007-04
ISSN 0306-3674
1473-0480
Keyword(s) CSI
corticosteroid injection
NSAID
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Summary Achilles tendinopathy affects athletes, recreational exercisers and even inactive people. The pathology is not inflammatory; it is a failed healing response. The source of pain in tendinopathy could be related to the neurovascular ingrowth seen in the tendon's response to injury. The treatment of Achilles tendinopathy is primarily conservative with an array of effective treatment options now available to the primary care practitioner. If conservative treatment is not successful, then surgery relieves pain in the majority of cases. Directing a patient through the algorithm presented here will maximise positive treatment outcomes.
Language eng
Field of Research 111603 Systems Physiology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd and British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007614

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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