The painful nonruptured tendon: clinical aspects

      Tendon injuries account for a substantial proportion of overuse injuries in competitive and recreational sports participants, as well as in individuals whose jobs require repetitive activity. Overuse type injuries account for 30% to 50% of all sports injuries, and in many endurance and power sports tendon injuries are clearly the most frequent reason for interruptions to training and competition [
      • Kannus P.
      Tendons—a source of major concern in competitive and recreational athletes [editorial].
      ]. Because tendon problems are so common, and not easily managed, this issue of Clinics is devoted to them. This article aims to provide an understanding of the pathology underlying the conditions before outlining current evidence for clinical assessment and treatment of tendinopathies.
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