Analgesia due to isometric exercise in patellar tendon pain

Isometric resistance exercise promotes greater analgesia than isotonic in athletes with patellar tendinopathy

A 4 week knee isometric exercise protocol produced greater immediate analgesia and improvements in VISA-P at 4 weeks in a sample of in-season athletes with patellar tendinopathy (PT), when compared to isotonic exercise. Although both programs produced improvements, the greater benefits of the isometric protocol may allow in-season athletes to tolerate greater workloads.


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