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2020 Apr 29

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther

Local Anesthetic Injection Resolves Movement Pain, Motor Dysfunction, and Pain Catastrophizing in Individuals With Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy, a Non-Randomized Clinical Trial.



Peripherally-directed treatments (targeted exercise, surgery) can reduce, but not fully eliminate, pain for up to 40% of patients with Achilles tendinopathy. The objectives were to: 1) Identify indicators of altered central processing in participants with Achilles tendinopathy compared to controls; and 2) determine which indicators of altered central processing persisted after a local anesthetic injection in patients with Achilles tendinopathy.