Tendon and muscle overuse injury is frequently observed in sports and exercise, including elite soccer (Askling et al., 2003; Croisier et al., 2008; Fredberg et al., 2008; Petersen et al., 2011). Despite a high injury incidence, the optimal treatment modalities for tendinopathy are not fully identified (Langberg and Kongsgaard, 2008; Malliaras et al., 2013; Rees et al., 2009).