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"Sport Medicine Journal" No.12 - 2007

Overuse Injuries of Tendons in Athletes

Dragosloveanu Magda, Adriana Sarah Nica
UMF Carol Davila - Bucharest, National Institute of Rehabilitation, Romania


Tendon injuries represent a group of musculoskeletal overuse problems seen in athletes after stress and competition sindrom,. They are usually caused by a high amount or intensity of physical exercise. Similar tendinopathies may, however, be seen in older individuals and recreational athletes with less training stress. Strech tendinitisis a mecanical pathology may occur in young sportives and olders with different strech but with a variablegenetic, methabolic and pathological background. Degenerative changes may occur in individuals with no extra stress on their tendons. They are clinically identic, except that older patients tend to have more degenerative changes and tendinopathies. Non-surgical treatment is the method to choose in all, except high-level athletes. In this category the terapy is constrain by the short time and the need of mantaining general and local physical capacity for competition.

Key words:

tendon injuries, athletes, non-surgical treatment.

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