What is the role of osteopathic manipulative treatment in the acute phase of a peroneal tendon injury?

Updated: Mar 07, 2018
  • Author: Steven J Karageanes, DO, FAOASM; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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This treatment has been demonstrated to provide significant pain relief in acute ankle injuries. [30] The seeds of peroneal tendinopathy can be sown in ankle injuries that cause significant dysfunction to talar and subtalar motion. Dysfunctions along the kinetic chain from the foot through the sacroiliac joint and lumbar spine can alter gluteus medius firing and core stability, which then can lead to increased impingement of the peroneus longus and brevis laterally. Restoring normal biomechanics in the acute phase reduces the chance for peroneal impingement.


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