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Does stretching lengthen the muscles and tendons permanendtly?

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Dr. Nolan Segal
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No.

If you do regular stretching you will maintain the muscle fibers at maximum length.
If you stop they can contract and become relatively shortened. The tendons are at a relatively fixed length regardless.

In brief: No.

If you do regular stretching you will maintain the muscle fibers at maximum length.
If you stop they can contract and become relatively shortened. The tendons are at a relatively fixed length regardless.
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