Can Thoracic Spinal Manipulation Affect Achilles Tendinopathy?

For patients suffering with Achilles tendinopathy, a recent study found that the application of spinal manipulative therapy to the midback can result in improvements in oxygenation and the testosterone/cortisol ratio in the calf muscle. While further research is advised, the finding suggests that treatment to improve function in the nerves that innervate the lower extremities may aid in the healing process of Achilles tendinopathy. Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapy, June 2021

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