Chapter 12. Preventing Tendon Overuse Injuries

  1. Roald Bahr MD, PhD5 and
  2. Lars Engebretsen MD, PhD5,6
  1. Jill Cook PhD, B App Sci (Phty)1,
  2. Mads Kongsgaard2,
  3. Karim Khan MD, PhD Professor3 and
  4. Michael Kjær MD, DMSci4

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303612.ch12

Sports Injury Prevention

Sports Injury Prevention

How to Cite

Cook, J., Kongsgaard, M., Khan, K. and Kjær, M. (2009) Preventing Tendon Overuse Injuries, in Sports Injury Prevention (eds R. Bahr and L. Engebretsen), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303612.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Department of Sports Medicine, Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo, Norway

  2. 6

    Orthopaedic Center, Ullevaal University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

  2. 2

    Institute of Sports Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark

  3. 3

    Center for Hip Health and Mobility, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  4. 4

    Department of Rheumatology, Institute of Sports Medicine, Bispebjerg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162449

Online ISBN: 9781444303612



  • preventing tendon overuse injuries;
  • tendon mechanics and strength;
  • tendon adaptation to loading;
  • tendon pathology inducing dramatic changes in tendon structure;
  • development of tendinopathy;
  • risk factors for tendon overuse injuries


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Basic tendon structure

  • Tendon mechanics and strength

  • Mechanism of tendon overuse injury

  • Risk factors for tendon overuse injuries

  • Preventing tendon overuse injuries

  • References

  • Further reading