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High Resistance / Weights Needed for Tendon Adaptation

High Resistance / Weights Needed for Tendon Adaptation

Adaptational responses of the human Achilles tendon by modulation of the applied cyclic strain magnitude. Arampatzis A1, Karamanidis K, Albracht K. J Exp Biol. 2007 Aug;210(Pt 15):2743-53. [FREE FULL TEXT] Abstract Tendons are able to remodel their mechanical and morphological...

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Chad Reilly November 23, 2015 3 Comments

Tennis Elbow, Strong Evidence AGAINST Platelet-Rich Plasma

Tennis Elbow, Strong Evidence AGAINST Platelet-Rich Plasma

Strong evidence against platelet-rich plasma injections for chronic lateral epicondylar tendinopathy: a systematic review. de Vos RJ, Windt J, Weir A. Br J Sports Med. 2014 Jun;48(12):952-6. Abstract BACKGROUND: Chronic lateral epicondylar tendinopathy is frequent in athletes, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP)...

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Chad Reilly September 8, 2015 No Comments

Tennis Elbow and Treatment Frequency

Tennis Elbow and Treatment Frequency

Changes in pain, dysfunction, and grip strength of patients with acute lateral epicondylitis caused by frequency of physical therapy: a randomized controlled trial. Lee S1, Ko Y1, Lee W1. J Physical Therapy Science. 2014 Jul;26(7):1037-40. [Free Full Text] Abstract [Purpose]...

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Chad Reilly May 27, 2015 No Comments

Tennis Elbow: Both Concentric and Eccentric Exercise Helps

Tennis Elbow: Both Concentric and Eccentric Exercise Helps

A randomized controlled trial of eccentric vs. concentric graded exercise in chronic tennis elbow (lateral elbow tendinopathy). Clin Rehabil. 2014 Mar 14. [Epub ahead of print] Peterson M, Butler S, Eriksson M, Svärdsudd K. Abstract Objective:To analyse treatment effects of...

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Chad Reilly August 8, 2014 2 Comments

Shooter’s Elbow (aka Tennis Elbow / Golfer’s Elbow)

Shooter’s Elbow (aka Tennis Elbow / Golfer’s Elbow)

Shooter's elbow is a bit of a made up term. If it hurts on the outside of your elbow, then it’s the same as tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and if it hurts on the inside of your elbow it's golfers...

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Chad Reilly June 9, 2014 97 Comments

Tennis Elbow: Improved with Isometric Exercise

Tennis Elbow: Improved with Isometric Exercise

Prospective evaluation of the effectiveness of a home-based program of isometric strengthening exercises: 12-month follow-up. Park JY, Park HK, Choi JH, Moon ES, Kim BS, Kim WS, Oh KS. Clin Orthop Surg. 2010 Sep;2(3):173-8. Epub 2010 Aug 3. Abstract BACKGROUND:...

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Chad Reilly April 26, 2014 No Comments

Eccentric Exercise and Heel Brace for Achilles Tendinopathy

Eccentric Exercise and Heel Brace for Achilles Tendinopathy

Eccentric exercises for the management of tendinopathy of the main body of the Achilles tendon with or without the AirHeel Brace. A randomized controlled trial. A: effects on pain and microcirculation. Knobloch K, Schreibmueller L, Longo UG, Vogt PM. Disabil...

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Chad Reilly April 23, 2014 No Comments

Anatomic factors related to the cause of tennis elbow

Anatomic factors related to the cause of tennis elbow

Anatomic factors related to the cause of tennis elbow. Bunata RE, Brown DS, Capelo R. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Sep;89(9):1955-63. Abstract BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of lateral epicondylitis remains unclear. Our purpose was to study the anatomy of the...

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Chad Reilly April 19, 2014 No Comments

Tennis Elbow: Ice Has Zero Effect

Tennis Elbow: Ice Has Zero Effect

A controlled clinical pilot trial to study the effectiveness of ice as a supplement to the exercise programme for the management of lateral elbow tendinopathy. Manias P, Stasinopoulos D. Br J Sports Med. 2006 Jan;40(1):81-5. Abstract BACKGROUND: The use of...

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Chad Reilly April 13, 2014 No Comments

Eccentric Training for Lateral Epicondylitis

Eccentric Training for Lateral Epicondylitis

Non-operative treatment regime including eccentric training for lateral humeral epicondylalgia. Svernlov B, Adolfsson L. Scand J Med Sci Sports. Dec 2001;11(6):328-334. Abstract In a pilot study 38 patients with lateral humeral epicondylalgia were randomly allocated to two treatment groups. Group...

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Chad Reilly April 6, 2014 No Comments

Isokinetic Eccentric Exercise for Recurrent Tendinitis

Isokinetic Eccentric Exercise for Recurrent Tendinitis

Treatment of recurrent tendinitis by isokinetic eccentric exercise. Croisier J-L, Forthomme B, Foidart-Dessalle M, Godon B, Crielaard J-M. Isokinetics and Exercise Science. 2001;9:133-141.  Diagnosis:  9 Achilles, 10 patellar, and 15 lateral epicondyllar Outcome:  15/34 patients had complete relief of symptoms,...

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Chad Reilly April 4, 2014 No Comments