Rehabilitation of iliopsoas tendinopathy by eccentric training combined with high intensity laser therapy: A case report

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Authors: Azar Moezy and Bita Zoghalchi
Page Range: 77-81
Published in: Journal of Pain Management, 16#1 (2023)
ISSN: 1939-5914

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ABSTRACT

Iliopsoas tendinopathy is a chronic degenerative condition that occurs due to repeated flexion of the hip joint and restricts the patient’s physical activities. Case presentation: A 20-year-old female squash player presented with right iliopsoas tendinopathy. Her problem started with a sharp ache in her upper thigh, while running and exercising. To help her return to sports, she received high-intensity laser therapy (HILT), and eccentric-biased training. The Visual Analogue Scale, Global Rating of Change Scale and Manual Muscle Testing scores all improved after the interventions shown at follow-up. Conclusions: Eccentric-biased exercise, in conjunction with HILT was effective in the rehabilitation of this patient with iliopsoas tendinopathy.

Keywords: Case report, sports, iliopsoas tendinopathy, eccentric training, laser therapy, Iran

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