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Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira

Print version ISSN 0104-4230On-line version ISSN 1806-9282

Abstract

SANZ, David Rodriguez et al. Effects of eccentric exercise in pressure pain threshold in subjects with functional ankle equinus condition. Rev. Assoc. Med. Bras. [online]. 2019, vol.65, n.3, pp.384-387.  Epub Apr 11, 2019. ISSN 0104-4230.  https://doi.org/10.1590/1806-9282.65.3.384.

Stretching exercises are widely used by the population before sporting activities. One of the most common technique is eccentric exercise. Here, we made a clinical examination of 98 subjects with equinus condition before activity and after 30 min of running (49 participants with previous eccentric exercise and 49 with no previously eccentric exercise). The clinical assessment of the Achilles tendon was based on the pressure pain threshold (PPT). We identified significant PPT changes between the previous eccentric stretching and the non-previous eccentric stretching group in the Achilles tendon evaluations. Based on our findings, we propose that subjects with equinus condition could use eccentric stretching in order to improve the Achilles tendon status.

Keywords : Ankle; Foot; Sports; Equinus Deformity.

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