assessment, tendinitis, tendinopathy, tendinosis, treatment
Tendinopathy is a commonly diagnosed injury. Traditionally, tendinopathy was considered to be caused by an inflammatory process. It is now known that a majority of tendinopathies are caused by tendinosis, a failed healing response resulting in a degenerated tendon. The recurrent nature of tendinopathies can present a challenge for the health care provider and be very frustrating for the patient. There are several principles that should be followed when treating tendinopathies. These principles include rest, ice, eccentric exercises, and avoidance of corticosteroid injections. Proper treatment of tendinopathies can lead to optimal healing and decrease the risk of recurrence.
Original Publication Citation
Nuttall, C., & Rasmussen, R. J. (2014). Tendinopathy: Setting the Record Straight. Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 10(9), 694-699.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Nuttall, Craig and Rasmussen, Ryan, "Tendinopathy: Setting the Record Straight" (2014). Faculty Publications. 5083.
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