Tendinopathy management: a review of systematic reviews

What do we know about the effectiveness of tendinopathy treatment methods?

Eccentric exercise is the most consistently recommended and effective intervention for managing tendinopathy.

Low-level laser therapy and extracorporeal shockwave therapy follow with a moderate level of recommendation. Injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) show conflicting evidence regarding the improvement of pain and function.

The use of corticosteroids, although providing some short-term pain relief, is ineffective and/ or contraindicated in the long-term. Regarding surgical treatment, minimally invasive procedures showed greater effectiveness than open surgery regardless of location.


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