Nonsurgical Management of Midsubstance Achilles Tendinopathy.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Midsubstance Achilles tendinopathy is one of the most common lower leg conditions. Most patients can recover with nonsurgical treatment that focuses on tendon loading exercises and, when necessary, symptom modulating treatments such as topical, oral, or injected medication, ice, shoe inserts, manual therapy, stretching, taping, or low-level laser. If unresponsive to initial management, a small percentage of patients may consider shockwave or sclerosing treatment and possibly surgery.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McClinton, S; Luedke, L; Clewley, D

Published Date

  • April 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 137 - 160

PubMed ID

  • 28257671

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-2302

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cpm.2016.10.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States