Jul 24, 2022
The reason why women sustain more soft tissue injury than men during physical activity is unknown. Studies may indicate that tendons in women have a lower rate of new connective tissue formation, respond less to mechanical loading, and have a lower mechanical strength, which may leave the tissue more susceptible to injury.
Brodie reviews a paper titled: 'The adaptability of tendon to loading differs in men and women' and lists several key takeaways and interpretations for male and female athletes when training and rehabilitating their injuries.
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