The neuromechanical adaptations to Achilles tendinosis, by Chang, & Kulig, in The Journal of Physiology
A small review on the outcome/findings of this study.
OBJECTIVE:To assess whether the presence of tendinopathy alters the stiffness of Achilles tendons (by using an ultrasound in combination with an isokinetic dynamometer), changes aspects of neural drive (by using surface electromyography [EMG] to measure the H-reflex, H/M ratio and V/M ratio), and alters the electromechanical delay [EMD] (by using evoked contractions with an electrical stimulator while in the isokinetic dynamometer).
What did the researchers conclude?
The researchers concluded that Achilles tendinopathy is associated with less stiff Achilles tendons but elevated spinal and supraspinal excitability.