Published on Wed Aug 18 2021

Effect of a common exercise programme with an individualised progression criterion based on the measurement of neuromuscular capacity versus current best practice for lower limb tendinopathies (MaLaGa trial): a protocol for a randomised clinical trial.

Adrian Escriche-Escuder, Antonio I Cuesta-Vargas, Jose Casaña

High-load resistance training has shown positive effects in pain and function in lower limb tendinopathies. Some authors suggest that current exercise programmes produce an increase in tolerance to load. This may indicate the need to include training aspects not currently taken into account in the current programmes.

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Abstract

High-load resistance training has shown positive effects in pain and function in lower limb tendinopathies. However, some authors suggest that current exercise programmes produce an increase in tolerance to load and exercise in general but without fixing some existing issues in tendinopathy. This may indicate the need to include training aspects not currently taken into account in the current programmes. The main objective of this study will be to compare the effect of a common exercise protocol for the three predominant lower limb tendinopathies (Achilles, patellar and gluteal), based on an individualised control of the dose and training of specific aspects of the neuromuscular system versus the current best practice for each location.