Reframing Inflammation in the Tendon Repair Process

by Brian T. Gearity, PhD, ATC, CSCS,*D, FNSCA and Gabrielle Smith, MA
NSCA Coach November 2015
Vol 2, Issue 4

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Contrary to popular belief, inflammation is the first stage in tissue repair, and it should be viewed and treated as such. This article will explain the physiological process of tendon tissue repair and compare the effects of various responses to tendonitis.

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Gabrielle Smith earned a Master of Arts degree in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver. During her time at the University of...

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