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Rev Med Suisse. 2005 Jul 27;1(28):1840-2, 1845-6.

[Tendinopathy: physiopathology and conservative treatment].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Centre thermal Avenue des Bains 22 1400 Yverdon-les-Bains. p.e.fournier@hmsnet.ch

Abstract

Among sports injuries, tendons pathology is frequent. Mostly it is an overuse lesion due to extrinsic factors. Degeneration is the most frequent underlying condition seen in histological examination. Inflammatory cells are rarely found. Tendinopathy should be preferred to tendinitis. Correct treatment needs to understand the underlying mechanism. Pain control is the first step, then physiotherapy with a special attention on eccentric muscle work.

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