Rheumatology: Current Research

Rheumatology: Current Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-1149 (Printed)



New Treatments for Degenerative Tendinopathy, focused on the Region-Specific of the Tendon

Jose Manuel Sànchez-Ibàñez, Maria Elisa Fernández, Joan Carles Monllau, Ángel Alonso-Díez, Jesús Sánchez-García and Jose Luis Sánchez-Sánchez

Tendinopathy is a common, painful, overuse disorder associated with a failure of the tendon repair process and has a low potential for healing with the usual techniques. Although many different treatment methods have been described, there is no consensus regarding the optimal treatment for this condition.

Therefore, new treatments for tendinopathies drawn from the existing literature as well as from their own experience dealing with this condition to deal with this delicate pathology have been developed over last few decades. Although some treatments like eccentric training, the EPI® technique, extra-corporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), hyaluronic acid (HA), platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are being established as the main therapeutic models, there are still questions to be answered as well as the need for a clear treatment protocol to be established.

This brief review aims to update recent information on the treatment approaches of tendinopathy focused on the specific area of the tendon.