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Tendon Rehabilitation…What is the latest research?

Tendon strains are very common.

Torn achilles

Torn achilles

They occur frequently throughout the body, and limit your ability to do what you want. Achilles tendonitis and patellar tendonitis injuries cause pain with walking, running and being on your feet. Biceps tendonitis causes pain with sleeping, reaching and lifting overhead as does rotator cuff tendonitis.

Recent research on tendon injuries has shed new light on what the best exercises are, and in what order they should be given to the patient. why-and-how-exercise-is-the-best-treatment-for-tendinopathy

In the past, and currently, the exercise protocol for tendon repair has been eccentric exercises (slowly lengthening exercises). Here is an example:

New research is coming to light that shows that isometric exercise is the best way to rehabilitate a strained tendon, especially in the first stages of tendon repair. Here is an example:

Come to Comstock Physical Therapy to receive the latest in treatment options! (Backed by evidence, of course!)