PT Inquest Episode 132: The Long and the Short on Isometrics for Tendon Pain

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We are back for another season of PT Inquest with more tendinopathy talk! There are a couple studies that have shown that high load, long duration isometrics reduce pain, but would short duration be just as effective as long as time under tension was held constant? And are the effects only on pain or is there something more specific going on?

Immediate and Short-Term Effects of Short- and Long-Duration Isometric Contractions in Patellar Tendinopathy.
Pearson SJ, Stadler S, Menz H, Morrissey D, Scott I, Munteanu S, Malliaras P.
Clin J Sport Med. 2018 Aug 8. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000625. [Epub ahead of print]

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