The management of mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy with Astym® and eccentric exercise: a case report.

Authors:  McCormack JM

Mid-portion achilles tendinopathy is a common injury among runners and recreational athletes. Currently recommended conservative management of this injury includes eccentric exercise. Astym® is a non-invasive instrument assisted soft tissue treatment that can be used in the management of tendinopathies, but there is limited published research on this approach. The purpose of this case report is to present the management and outcomes of a patient with achilles tendinopathy who was treated with eccentric exercise and Astym®. The patient in this case report was able to return to normal activities after 5 weeks of treatment with Astym® and eccentric exercise, suggesting this combination may be a beneficial treatment approach for patients with achilles tendinopathy.

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