Corpus ID: 78739570

Achilles' tendonitis. An overview and reconditioning model.

  title={Achilles' tendonitis. An overview and reconditioning model.},
  author={Humble Rn and Nugent Ll},
  journal={Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery},
Achilles' tendon injuries are common in runners. The muscle tendon complex primarily functions eccentrically, and it is during this phase that failure occurs. Reconditioning programs that incorporate eccentric strengthening and plyometric and other neuromuscular strengthening theories with a concerted specific gradual activity challenge can be successful. To optimize return to activity, more work needs to be done to identify the amount of stress (i.e., exercise) that can be tolerated at a… Expand
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