Elaborating on a milestone podcast:
5000 listens within 48-hours of going live…usually associated with football transfer announcements, not chats about muscles of the lower limb! Testament to the quality of the guest, the podcast has generated quite a response online.
What are the key concepts, models & papers referred to in the podcast?
- Risk Factors for Achilles Tendinopathy
- Intrinsic Risk Factors: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16260469
- A Delphi Study Of Risk Factors For Achilles Tendinopathy https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5046962/
- Management Techniques & Strengthening Protocols
- Heavy Slow Resistance Versus Eccentric Training as Treatment for Achilles Tendinopathy https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26018970
- Why Are Eccentric Exercises Effective For Achilles Tendinopathy? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4527202/
- Measuring progression
- Full symptomatic recovery does not ensure full recovery of muscle-tendon function in patients with Achilles tendinopathy https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17261555
- Continued Sports Activity, Using a Pain-Monitoring Model https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0363546506298279
- Strengthening the soleus
- Plantarflexor strength and endurance deficits associated with mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy: The role of soleus https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1466853X18305017
In the podcast, Seth alludes to the #TendonTremor that is often seen during calf raises (video below) as the muscles fail to coordinate the eccentric portion of the exercises. Seth alludes to the relevance of these oscillations in the podcast, and in the second video, you can hear Seth and see the patient work to try and ‘smooth’ these.
We’re super grateful to Seth for lending his time & expertise to broaden the discussion about managing Achilles Tendinopathy, and if you want to see more of Seth’s work he’s very active on social media: https://twitter.com/Seth0Neill
For some more broad reads into lower limb tendinopathies/if you’re a huge tendon geek, this link gives you access to a wide range of articles that Seth has authored/recommended – please enjoy! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1atPwJRKbTmUs62EjzeI_C3c2xoNPGvq9
Have anything to add or comment on? Tweet us using the #TendonTremor hashtag.
We look forward to hear from you!