TITLE: Isometric exercise induces analgesia and reduces inhibition in patellar tendinopathy
PUBLICATION: British Journal of Sports Medicine
DATE: September 2015
AUTHORS : Ebonie Rio, Dawson Kidgell, Craig Purdam, G Lorimer Moseley, Alan J Pearce, Jill Cook
Analgesia: Insensitivity to pain.
Central nervous system (CNS): Brain and spinal cord. Coordinates activity of the entire nervous system.
Eccentric exercise: Strengthening the muscle as it lengthens.
Isometric exercise: Contraction performed with the joint angle and muscle angle fixed. A static plank is an example of an isometric exercise.
Isotonic exercise: Heavy, slow, concentric and eccentric resistance training performed at a fixed speed.
Maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC): A standardized method used to measure muscle strength where the subject is asked to isometrically contract a muscle.
Tendinopathy: Tendon pain and dysfunction.