Keywords

assessment, tendinitis, tendinopathy, tendinosis, treatment

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2014-10-14

Publisher

The Journal for Nurse Practitioners

Language

English

College

Nursing

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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Other Nursing Commons

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