The stretching myth

the stretching myth

To avoid serious tendon injuries we have all been advised to stretch before doing a work out at the gym or playing sport.

But now, according to a new analysis on past research, it was found that there is no scientific evidence to support this. In fact, stretching might even cause more damage.

“Stretching is often viewed as an empirically accepted method to prevent sports injuries, including tendinopathy, however, there is no scientific evidence that confirms this,” said Anne Peters from the University Medical Centre Groningen in the Netherlands.

It is said that tendinopathy is something to hit athletes as well as sports professionals quite frequently. A suggestion to remedy the problem is to use shock absorbing insoles whenever doing a physical activity.

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