Table 1

Inclusion and exclusion criteria Inclusion criteria

Inclusion criteriaExclusion criteria
Age 18–70 yearsInsertional disorder
>2 Months' duration of symptomsTendon ruptures
Active sport participation before onsetSystemic illness
Wish to return to original sports levelHeavy load training in the past
Swollen tendon, tender on palpation and during sportsInability to perform exercises
Tendon thickening 2–7 cm proximal to insertion