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Eccentric exercise in the treatment of tibialis posterior tendinopathy: A case report

Vesna Samardzic, Ratko Zlaticanin.

Abstract
Introduction: Tibialis posterior tendinopathy is a disabling, frustrating, and progressive musculoskeletal condition commonly seen in middle-aged women. The aetiology of this overuse injury is likely multifactorial, so it is necessary to consider intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors for effective treatment. Evidence of treatment protocol is insufficient and of limited quality. Conservative treatment is generally undertaken in the early stages of the condition. In conservative treatment, physical therapy and a program of eccentric strengthening exercises are especially emphasized.
Case report: We present a case of a 48-years-old woman diagnosed with tibialis posterior tendinopathy. The patient could not participate in recreational sports activities and significantly limited walking. Over five weeks, the patient had ten sessions of physical therapy. The applied individually tailored physical therapy program was based on eccentric strengthening exercises.
Conclusion: The implemented physical therapy program has significantly reduced pain and a return to sports activities. This case report shows that a physical therapy program based on an eccentric exercise regime can relieve symptoms and restore functional ability for a short period in patients with tibialis posterior tendinopathy.

Key words: tendinopathy, tibialis posterior, physical therapy, eccentric exercise


 
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Samardzic V, Zlaticanin R. Eccentric exercise in the treatment of tibialis posterior tendinopathy: A case report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2022; 6(14): 72-76. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1662322943


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Samardzic V, Zlaticanin R. Eccentric exercise in the treatment of tibialis posterior tendinopathy: A case report. https://www.mdpub.net/?mno=111514 [Access: November 19, 2022]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1662322943


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Samardzic V, Zlaticanin R. Eccentric exercise in the treatment of tibialis posterior tendinopathy: A case report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2022; 6(14): 72-76. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1662322943



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Samardzic V, Zlaticanin R. Eccentric exercise in the treatment of tibialis posterior tendinopathy: A case report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. (2022), [cited November 19, 2022]; 6(14): 72-76. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1662322943



Harvard Style

Samardzic, V. & Zlaticanin, . R. (2022) Eccentric exercise in the treatment of tibialis posterior tendinopathy: A case report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep, 6 (14), 72-76. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1662322943



Turabian Style

Samardzic, Vesna, and Ratko Zlaticanin. 2022. Eccentric exercise in the treatment of tibialis posterior tendinopathy: A case report. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 6 (14), 72-76. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1662322943



Chicago Style

Samardzic, Vesna, and Ratko Zlaticanin. "Eccentric exercise in the treatment of tibialis posterior tendinopathy: A case report." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 6 (2022), 72-76. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1662322943



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Samardzic, Vesna, and Ratko Zlaticanin. "Eccentric exercise in the treatment of tibialis posterior tendinopathy: A case report." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 6.14 (2022), 72-76. Print. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1662322943



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Samardzic, V. & Zlaticanin, . R. (2022) Eccentric exercise in the treatment of tibialis posterior tendinopathy: A case report. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 6 (14), 72-76. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1662322943