Eccentric training of the gastrocnemius-soleus complex in chronic Achilles tendinopathy results in decreased tendon volume and intratendinous signal as evaluated by MRI.

@article{Shalabi2004EccentricTO,
  title={Eccentric training of the gastrocnemius-soleus complex in chronic Achilles tendinopathy results in decreased tendon volume and intratendinous signal as evaluated by MRI.},
  author={Adel Shalabi and Maria Kristoffersen-Wilberg and Leif Svensson and Peter Aspelin and Tomas Movin},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={1286-96}
}
BACKGROUND Satisfactory treatment results have been reported after eccentric calf muscle strength training in patients with chronic Achilles tendinopathy. HYPOTHESIS Magnetic resonance imaging may be a useful adjunct in the evaluation of the effect of 3 months of eccentric calf muscle strength training. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort study. METHODS Using magnetic resonance imaging, the Achilles tendons were investigated in 25 patients (16 men and 9 women) ranging in age from 28 to 70… CONTINUE READING