Beyond the tendon

Experiences and perceptions of people with persistent Achilles tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy (AT) is often associated with persistent pain, high recurrence rates and functional impairments. This study provided an opportunity to explore the perceptions and experiences of people with persistent AT. The findings suggest that persistent AT is associated with a significant psychosocial impact, particularly in terms of participation in daily life and valued activities. Better understanding the experiences and personal impacts of AT may enhance management of this persistent disorder.


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