tendinopathy
TENDINOPATHY

Tendinopathy is a clinical syndrome characterized by tendon thickening and localized tendon pain, swelling or impaired performance.
It usually is a temporary condition if treated early but may also be recurrent or chronic.
Principles of therapy include: ddentification & elimination of the cause of tendinopathy, behavior modification to minimize or eliminate sources of continuing irritation, specialist referral for appropriate follow up care and to reduce pain & to return function

 

Monitoring

  • Victoria Institute of Sport Assessment (VISA) for patellar tendinopathy & VISA-A for Achilles tendinopathy, may help in grading the symptoms & determine the level of function to which the patient aims to return
    • These scoring system may be a useful tool in monitoring recovery during rehabilitation
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