Table 2 Clinical and pharmacological treatments placed in the model
StagePharmacological managementPhysical management
Reactive tendinopathy/early tendon dysrepairTenocyte inhibitors (ibuprofen, celecoxib, corticosteroid), aggrecan inhibitors (ibuprofen, naproxen sodium, indomethacin)Load management. Reduction in frequency ± intensity of tendon load
Late tendon dysrepair/degenerationProlotherapy (including blood), aprotinin, sclerosing therapy, glyceryl trinitrateExercise with eccentric component, ESWT, frictions, ultrasound
  • ESWT, extracorporeal shock wave therapy.