Eccentric or concentric exercises for tendinopathy?

Tendinopathy is a condition that appears in athletes or sedentary people and may last for an extended period.

It is currently suggested that isolated eccentric contraction without concentric component is most effective for patients with tendinopathy. More recent studies suggest new loading-based exercise regimes such as isolated concentric training, heavy slow resistance training and concentric/eccentric progressing to eccentric training. Exercise causes an increase in blood flow and collagen synthesis and in the long term leads to hypertrophy, depending of the range of exercise.


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