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Chronic Achilles tendinopathy is one of the most frequent injuries during sport practice. In this article, we report the outcomes of from resistant chronic insertional Achilles tendinopathy with a low-energy Extracorporeal Shock-Wave therapy protocol, after the failure of eccentric exercises alone.

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This manuscripts reports the efficacy of extracorporeal shock-wave therapy in resistant chronic insertional Achilles tendinopathy, reducing pain and accelerating the functional recovery.


Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy represents a valid, not-invasive treatment option for chronic tendinopathy. allowing a rapid functional restore and a reduction of pain. Further studies are needed requirements to establish the most effective protocol.

Dr Gianluca Testa
University of Catania

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This page is a summary of: Low-Energy Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Therapy in the Treatment of Chronic Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy: A Case Series, BioMed Research International, January 2016, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, DOI: 10.1155/2016/7123769.
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