Nina Martínez, head of R+D at OAFI, has presented a poster about the TriAnkle project at the third edition of the SEMDOR congress, held in June in Seville.
Organized by the Spanish Multidisciplinary Society of Pain, this congress brings together scientific experts in pain, as well as other health specialists interested in pain issues.
Under the title “The quality of life of patients with Achilles tendinopathy”, the poster of the head of R+D at OAFI has been presented in the context of a session on musculoskeletal pain.
The publication gathers the conclusions drawn from a systemic review of more than 300 articles and explains how Achilles tendinopathy affects the quality of life of those who suffer from it.
The conclusions warn that women with Achilles tendinopathy have a worse quality of life, compared to men. Age is also a determining factor: older patients have a worse quality of life than those belonging to younger groups. Regarding the practice of physical exercise, patients who participated in different strengthening and stretching exercise programs showed improvements in quality of life, although people who practiced sports before the injury had a more negative impact on their quality of life by not being able to return to their state of health before the injury.
The study also highlights that some factors such as education, personalized approach and understanding of the social circumstances and lifestyle of each patient by health professionals, are also very important aspects that affect the quality of life of patients with Achilles tendinopathy.
The study concludes that Achilles tendinopathy has an important impact on the quality of life of the patient, being very similar or worse than in individuals with other musculoskeletal diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia.
To see the poster “The quality of life of patients with Achilles tendinopathy”, please, click here.”