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2022 Apr 20

Foot (Edinb)


Physical modalities with eccentric exercise are no better than eccentric exercise alone in the treatment of chronic achilles tendinopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.


To investigate the available evidence and conduct a systematic review with meta-analysis to determine the effectiveness of physical modalities combined with eccentric exercise (PMEE) with eccentric exercise (EE) alone for improvements in pain and function in individuals with chronic Achilles tendinopathy (AT) at short-term (4 weeks) and long-term (12-16 weeks) follow-ups.