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can stretching help reduce muscle strain?

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Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Stretching: There are different kinds of stretching i.E passive and active forms, and like any other techniques it needs to be done properly. If used wisely as part of an overall conditioning and warmup routine that might include massage, yoga, pilates etc.. Along with proper use of the muscle, the answer is yes. Best of luck.
Dr. Ronald Krinick
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Absolutely: Proper warmup and stretching should be part of your excercise regimen.

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