Stretching for Prevention of Achilles Tendon Injuries: A Review of the Literature

@article{Park2006StretchingFP,
  title={Stretching for Prevention of Achilles Tendon Injuries: A Review of the Literature},
  author={D. Park and L. Chou},
  journal={Foot & Ankle International},
  year={2006},
  volume={27},
  pages={1086 - 1095}
}
  • D. Park, L. Chou
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Foot & Ankle International
  • Professional and recreational athletes commonly perform preexercise stretching to prevent musculoskeletal injuries. Little definitive evidence exists that clearly demonstrates the efficacy of stretching in reducing injury. Achilles tendon injuries are among the most common injuries affecting active individuals in the United States today. Clinicians commonly recommend stretching the Achilles tendon without concrete scientific evidence to support such a claim. Few studies have addressed the… CONTINUE READING
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