Asymptomatic Achilles tendon pathology in male runners

Which factors are associated with asymptomatic Achilles tendon pathology?

This study found that 46% of asymptomatic male distance runners had at least one pathological Achilles tendon (AT).

Increased years of running training was the only factor with a significant difference between runners with normal and abnormal training.

The authors therefore recommend that running history should be considered when interpreting AT ultrasound (US) findings.


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