Tendinopathy blog August 2013

Dear all Sorry the blog is late this month, been busy, but no excuses This month won’t disappoint – interesting stuff from pain mechanisms, to PRP, to load response and hysteresis – and lot’s in there that can be applied clinically Enjoy Peter   Littlewood et al. has written review on the role of the […]

Tendinopathy Blog July 2013

Dear all Fantastic research month in tendinopathy – read all about it below. Enjoy Peter   Maffulli et al show 17 year follow up of Achilles longitudinal tenotomy surgery – results are good, but I would argue that 99.9% would get better with conservative too – just need to convince them to do conservative rehab […]

Tendinopathy blog June 2013

Dear all Here is the latest in clinically relevant tendinopathy research. Some cool stuff, including our study showing eccentrics do not lead to better tendon adaptation than concentric after 12 weeks loading if load intensity is similar Enjoy Peter   The first study to suggest that, as in muscle, tendon adaptation may be more load […]

Tendinopathy blog May 2013

Dear all Here is the new look tendinopathy – links to PDF or abstracts included. Some interesting studies, including some loading studies Enjoy Peter   Second clinical study showing lack of benefit from PRP in Achilles Impact of autologous blood injections in treatment of mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy: double blind randomised controlled trial http://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f2310   No […]

Tendinopathy Blog April 2013

Dear all, Here is the cream of clinically relevant tendinopathy research this month – don’t forget to look at link to abstracts here: Tendinopathy research blog April Hope you enjoy Peter Kulig et al. used a new method of analyzing 2D ultrasound images and found pain is associated with more degenerate tendons – similar to our […]

Tendinopathy Blog March 2013

Dear all, A solid research month in tendinopathy. The most pleasing thing is there is a lot more research on rehabilitation. Here are some highlights. Rees et al. argue for inflammatory vs degenerative pathoaetiology in tendinopathy. An interesting read highlighting that there are inflammatory cells and biochemicals in tendinopathy and arguing for the use of […]

Tendinopathy Blog February 2013

Dear all, Loads of studies and reviews on tendinopathy injections this month – an area full of debate and opinion – here are some highlights and my opinion to add to the pile. Footnote: injection studies far outnumber clinical tendon loading studies – strange when we consider that loading/load management is the primary management for […]

Post-injection tendinopathy rehabilitation

One of the most confusing areas of tendinopathy rehabilitation is what to do post injection and when to do it. There are obviously loads of different injections that are popular in managing tendinopathy patients, including blood injections or PRP, steroid, high volume injections, prolotherapy, sclerosing or polidocinol, etc, etc. Many patients and clinicians have asked […]

Tendinopathy Blog January 2013

Dear all, I hope the year has started well and all the best for the remainder ! A solid edition to start the year – including some interesting and surprising studies. Here are some highlights… Wilson and Stacy have reviewed shockwave therapy in Achilles tendinopathy – there were 6 studies in the review – including […]

Tendinopathy radio show

Dear all, I will be a guest on Dr Sally Cockburn’s radio show on the Melbourne airwaves again this Sunday, 6th January, between 6-8pm. The show is called ‘Talking Health’ and we will be talking about tendinopathy  – mainly Achilles, plantar fascia, tibialis posterior as well as tennis elbow. If you’re interested, you can listen […]

Tendinopathy research update – December 2012

Dear all, Welcome to the last edition of the tendinopathy research blog for 2012. It is a brief but interesting one…here is a brief overview: Fong et al. & Dunkerman et al. investigate acetylcholine induced tenocyte proliferation and altered proteoglycan function, respectively – both may have a role in tendon pathology. Couppe et al. suggest […]