Tendinopathies of the Lower Extremities in Sport - Diagnostics and Therapy

  • Tendinopathies are frequently the cause of chronic, load-dependent complaints of the lower extremity. Commonly, the large tendons of the ankle and knee joints are affected, especially the Achilles and patellar tendons. Repeated overuse in sports and/or daily activities is assumed as the aetiology. Besides the clinical examination including a comprehensive anamnesis of pain and training/loading, sonographic imaging has a high training/loading relevance for the diagnosis of tendon pathologies of the lower extremity. Training concepts are considered in first line as the treatment of choice. A combination with physical therapy interventions can be useful. In cases of a more severe pathology and long-standing complaints multimodal therapeutic options should be employed. The use of surgical treatment procedures should only be taken into account in case of failed response to conservative treatment.

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Author:Michael CasselGND, Josefine StollORCiDGND, Frank MayerORCiDGND
ISSN:0932-0555 (print)
ISSN:1439-1236 (online)
Pubmed Id:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=26076301
Parent Title (German):Sportverletzung, Sportschaden : Grundlagen, Prävention, Rehabilitation
Place of publication:Stuttgart
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2015
Year of Completion:2015
Release Date:2017/03/27
Tag:Tendinopathy; principles of therapy; sonography
First Page:87
Last Page:98
Organizational units:Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Sportmedizin und Prävention
Peer Review:Referiert