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Tendons Hurt? Moderate Exercise Could Help Relieve The Problem

August 7, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Health professionals have usually blamed exercise for the onset of tendon disease, but new British research demonstrates that moderate exercise may actually prevent and even treat painful and often debilitating tendon disease, caused by damage to a tendon at the cellular level. The researchers showed that moving around reduces a group of enzymes  known as metalloproteinases that degrade tissue and increase tendon protein, leading to chronic pain, inflammation, stiffness and reduced function.
Eleanor R. Jones et al., "Cyclical strain modulates metalloprotease and matrix gene expression in human tenocytes via activation of TGFβ", Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Cell Research, August 07, 2013, © Jones et al.
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