Tendon Pain

  • Achilles Tendinosis Project 

    This study is being done to investigate the effects of Achilles tendon injury/degeneration on tendon mechanical property and on the activities of the muscles around the ankle joint in men who are runners.

    If you are (1) male runner (at least 10 miles per week) within 40 to 70 years of age, (2) have history of Achilles tendon pain on one leg, and (3) do not have other illness or conditions affecting your lower legs, then you may be eligible to participate. Participation in this study will require a single visit the USC’s Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory.

    For more information, contact:
    Yu-Jen Chang
    changyuj@usc.edu
    (323) 442-2948

    Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) Project

    This study is being done to investigate the effects of tibialis posterior tendon specific exercise and hip strengthening exercises on function, self-reported level of disability, strength and balance.

    If you are (1) female, younger than 70 years of age, (2) have a history of medial foot pain on one leg, (3) do not have other illness or conditions affecting your lower legs, then you may be eligible to participate. The intervention will be take place daily at home, with weekly visit with a therapist. Three visits to the USC’s Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Laboratory will be required.

    For more information, contact:
    Kornelia Kulig, PhD, PT, FAPTA
    Professor
    (323) 442-2911
    kulig@usc.edu