Insertional and Midsubstance Achilles Tendinopathy

  • Amol Saxena
  • Umile Giuseppe Longo
  • Vincenzo Denaro
  • Nicola Maffulli


Achilles tendinopathy is characterized by pain, impaired performance, and swelling in and around the tendon.1 It can be categorized as insertional and noninsertional, two distinct disorders with different underlying pathophysiologies and management options.2 Other terms used as synonymous of noninsertional tendinopathy include tendinopathy of the main body of the Achilles tendon (AT) and mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy. In this chapter, we give a detailed overview of insertional tendinopathy of the AT and tendinopathy of the main body of the AT.


Achilles Tendon Eccentric Exercise Achilles Tendinopathy Shock Wave Therapy Tendon Insertion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amol Saxena
    • 1
  • Umile Giuseppe Longo
    • 2
  • Vincenzo Denaro
    • 2
  • Nicola Maffulli
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Sports MedicinePAFMG-Palo Alto DivisionPalo AltoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity Campus Bio-Medico of RomeRomeItaly
  3. 3.Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Mile End HospitalQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK

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