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How can you strengthen your tendons? how can you strengthen your tendons?

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Dr. William Callahan
Sports Medicine 19 years experience
In : In general, tendon strengthening is tied directly to muscle strenght and joint stabilization exercises. Recent research and opinion suggests that eccentric loads to tendons (muscle-tendon unit is contracting and lengthening at the same time) stimulate tendon cell activity and regeneration. Gym exercises often referred to as "negatives" often place eccentric loads on tendons. Occasionally at partially torn tendon and frequently a completely torn tendon require evaluation by a specialist and potential surgery.
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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Exercise: Exercise and good nutrition may help somewhat. Why do you think your tendons need to be strengthened?
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Indirectly by strengthening associated muscualture.
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Last updated Mar 13, 2019

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