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Tendinopathie d'Achille [Achilles tendinopathy].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Achilles tendinopathy (AT) is the most common cause of posterior heel pain. It is most often due to mechanical stress related to overload or overuse of muscle-tendon unit. It also may be associated in a minority of cases with inflammatory arthritis. Pain secondary to AT is generally located in the corporeal part of the tendon or its attachment to the bone and is worsened by exercise. Examination can reveal a painful swelling or thickening on palpation. Additional tests are not routinely recommended but may be useful. Treatment should be tailored to the stage of tendinopathy and to functional disability, and should include an assessment of predisposing factors, analgesia and physiotherapy. Other treatments (shock waves, ultrasound) are less well documented. The indications and effectiveness of infiltrations are controversial and are reserved for chronic AT. The risk benefit ratio should be well discussed with the patient.
Achilles Tendon/physiopathology, Humans, Tendinopathy/diagnosis, Tendinopathy/etiology
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