Effects of isometric exercise on Achilles Tendinopathy

...is it recommended for pain relief for individuals with Achilles Tendinopathy?

The findings of this study suggest that isometric exercises in individuals with Achilles Tendinopathy (AT) do not cause statistically significant or clinically relevant alterations in pain during a functional task, mechanical pressure pain thresholds or motor output.

The intervention utilized 5 sets of 45-second bent knee (90 degrees) isometric plantar flexor contractions at 70% maximum voluntary contraction (MVC), separated by 2-min rest intervals.


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