Dr. Nash Anderson B.Sc. M.Chiro. ICCSP. Chiropractor.
In the ever-evolving field of sports medicine, it’s crucial to stay updated with the latest research and findings. Today, we delve into a recent study published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, which provides valuable insights into the management of Achilles tendinopathy.
The Study and Its Authors
The article, titled “Do physical tests have a prognostic value in chronic midportion Achilles tendinopathy?” was authored by a team of researchers led by Céline F.L. Mulder, Arco C. van der Vlist, Marienke van Middelkoop, Adam Weir, Jan A.N. Verhaar, and Robert-Jan de Vos. Published on July 04, 2023, the study aimed to determine whether baseline physical tests could predict patient-reported outcomes in Achilles tendinopathy.
Keeping up with the latest health research can be tough. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Today, we’re talking about a new study that helps us understand ankle pain, specifically Achilles tendinopathy, better.
About the Research
A group of scientists conducted a study to see if certain physical tests can help predict how patients with Achilles tendinopathy will recover. This research was published in a well-known medical journal, the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.
What They Did
The scientists worked with patients who had Achilles tendinopathy, a type of ankle pain. These patients were put on an exercise program and their progress was checked at different times over 24 weeks.
What They Found
The study found that patients who had less pain during certain simple tests at the start of the study showed better improvement after 24 weeks. This means that these simple tests can help doctors predict how well patients with Achilles tendinopathy will recover.
What This Means for You
If you’re suffering from ankle pain, these findings are good news. They mean that doctors can use simple tests to get a better idea of how your recovery might go. This can help them give you the best care possible.
We’re Here to Help
At our clinic, your health is our top priority. If you’re dealing with ankle or foot pain, we’re here to help. Our team uses the latest research to make sure you get the best care possible.
Don’t let pain slow you down. Get in touch with us or call us today on 02 6292 1092 and let’s work together to get you back on your feet.
Mulder CFL, van der Vlist AC, van Middelkoop M, Weir A, Verhaar JAN, de Vos RJ. Do physical tests have a prognostic value in chronic midportion Achilles tendinopathy? J Sci Med Sport. 2023 Jul 4. Date accessed 29/07/23. URL:https://www.jsams.org/article/S1440-2440(23)00150-0/fulltext