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Stiffness as a Risk Factor for Achilles Tendon Injury in Running Athletes

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by NewsBot, May 24, 2016.

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    Stiffness as a Risk Factor for Achilles Tendon Injury in Running Athletes
    Anna V. Lorimer , Patria A. Hume
    Sports Medicine; 18 May 2016
     
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  3. markjohconley

    markjohconley Well-Known Member

    "the link between lower body stiffness and Achilles injury. High stiffness is potentially associated with risk factors for Achilles tendon injuries ..... Large amounts of high-intensity or high-speed work or running on soft surfaces such as sand may increase Achilles injury risk. "


    Is sand a 'soft surface'? If so then the body would have an increased stiffness in response; I thought bone injury was more likely than soft-tissue in lower extremities with increased stiffness, mark
     
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    Stiffness as a Risk Factor for Achilles Tendon Injury in Running Athletes
    Anna V. Lorimer, Patria A. Hume
    Sports Med (2016) 46: 1921. doi:10.1007/s40279-016-0526-9
     
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    Achilles tendon is mechanosensitive in old adults: a 1.5 year resistance training intervention
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    BASES Biomechanics Interest Group (BIG) Meeting 2017, 19 May 2017 - 19 May 2017, Portsmouth, UK.
     
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    Changes in Achilles tendon stiffness and energy cost following a prolonged run in trained distance runners.
    Fletcher JR, MacIntosh BR
    PLoS ONE 13(8): e0202026
     
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    MEASUREMENT OF TENDON TRANSVERSE STIFFNESS IN PEOPLE WITH
    ACHILLES TENDINOPATHY- A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY

    Evan Hugh John Finnamore
    BKin., The University of British Columbia,
     
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    Objective assessment of stiffness in Achilles tendinopathy: a novel approach using the MyotonPRO.
    Morgan et al
    BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med. 2018 Dec 5;4(1):e000446. doi: 10.1136/bmjsem-2018-000446. eCollection 2018.
     
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    Transverse tendon stiffness is reduced in people with Achilles tendinopathy: A cross-sectional study.
    Finnamore E, Waugh C, Solomons L, Ryan M, West C, Scott A
    PLoS ONE 14(2): e0211863.
     
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    Maximal isometric force is more strongly associated with Achilles tendinopathy severity than rate of force development and muscle force steadiness
    P. Vallance et al
    October 2019Volume 22, Supplement 2, Pages S111–S112
     
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    Objective assessment of stiffness in the gastrocnemius muscle in patients with symptomatic Achilles tendons
    Gafin Morgan et al
    BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine 2019;5:e000622. doi: 10.1136/bmjsem-2019-000622
     
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    Objective assessment of stiffness in the gastrocnemius muscle in patients with symptomatic Achilles tendons.
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    Symptomatic Achilles Tendons are Thicker than Asymptomatic Tendons on Ultrasound Examination in Recreational Long-Distance Runners
    Bo Tillander et al
    Sports 2019, 7(12), 245; https://doi.org/10.3390/sports7120245 (registering DOI)
     
  14. Dr Rich Blake

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    The thickness is a sign of normal healing in achilles and plantar fascia. But, it is also a sign that the achilles or plantar fascia has felt a need to heal. In the individuals with thicker achilles tendons, their normal achilles were subjected to stress that required thickened to occur. Usually that stress is painful at times, sometimes not if gradual enough. Most patients who come in with a slightly thicker achilles on one side have a story to tell about the time it was painful and needed treatment. Rich
     
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