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Stretching isn't always the answer for pain and muscle tension

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For years, conventional wisdom in fitness culture has promoted the belief that stretching to become more flexible leads to better movement and injury prevention. However, stretching is not always the key to improved mobility. Flexibility is valuable, but joints require a combination of mobility and stability. Focusing too much on stretching can lead to joint instability, chronic pain, and increased risk of injury. Understanding the underlying cause of muscle tension and prioritizing appropriate approaches, such as strengthening and corrective exercises, can be more beneficial. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice.