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Arch Hellen Med, 36(1), January-February 2019, 120-123


Eccentric training in lateral elbow tendinopathy

D. Stasinopoulos,1 P. Galanis2
1Physiotherapy Program, Department of Health Sciences, School of Sciences, European University of Cyprus, Cyprus Musculoskeletal and Sports Trauma Research Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus,
2Center for Health Services Management and Evaluation, Department of Nursing, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Eccentric training is the most common therapeutic approach for the management of lateral elbow tendinopathy, but it is not the only exercise option. Isometric, concentric-eccentric, stretching-eccentric and isolated eccentric loading may be indicated, and the management of lateral elbow tendinopathy should be based on progressive loading of the distal extremity (kinetic chain), the muscle-tendon unit, and the tendon itself.

Key words: Eccentric loading, Epicondylitis.

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