PainScience.com Sensible advice for aches, pains & injuries
 
 

microblog

Oh, stretching! Can you do anything right? 

Paul Ingraham ARCHIVEDMicroblog posts are archived and rarely updated. In contrast, most long-form articles on PainScience.com are updated regularly over the years.

My main stretching article now includes a section on the failure to treat contracture (a scar-like shortening of soft tissues). Most people and most professionals probably assume that long, intense stretches are an effective prevention/treatment for contracture. It is not an assumption held with much conviction, I imagine — it’s just that stretching always gets the benefit of the doubt, whether it deserves it or not, and it seems to “make sense” that stretching would be a cure for contracture.

Common sense fails again, I’m afraid. Continue reading (link goes directly the new section).

This is the MICROBLOG: small posts about interesting stuff that comes up while I’m updating & upgrading dozens of featured articles on PainScience.com. Follow along on Twitter, Facebook, or RSS. Sorry, no email subscription option at this time, but it’s in the works.