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(strĕch) [AS. streccan, extend]
To draw out or extend to full length.

static stretch

A sustained, low-intensity lengthening of soft tissue (e.g., muscle, tendon, or joint capsule), performed to increase range of motion. The stretch force may be applied continuously for as short as 15 to 30 sec or as long as several hours.


severe passive or active extension of a limb or the trunk.

stretch injury
commonly involves tendons and soft tissues surrounding a joint, particularly of the lower limbs. See dropped carpus.
stretch receptor
see receptor (2).
stretch relaxation
a not universally accepted characteristic of the smooth muscle of the gastrointestinal tract; if the muscle tension is being maintained by regular neural discharge, a distention of the organ which stretches the wall may temporarily inhibit the nervous impulses so that the muscle relaxes and accommodates the new length of the muscle.

Patient discussion about stretch

Q. How to prevent Stretch Marks? I am pregnant and am starting to get Stretch Marks. How can I stop them?

A. Stretch Marks are hereditary and some women get it while others don't. There are special creams out there in order to prevent stretch marks, however I recommend you take a good moisturizing cream and rub it on your stomach and anywhere else that you need to, every night after the bath.

Q. I want to know why do all pregnant woman get stretch marks and how to treat them? I have given birth to a baby boy recently….it is joyous time on Christmas Eve. This is my second baby. During my previous delivery I didn’t get any stretch mark but now. I want to know why do all pregnant woman get stretch marks and how to treat them?

A. not all women get stretchmarks during pregnancy. some women get them without being pregnant.

Q. Are these stretch marks very common and how to avoid them? I mean which cream to be used? I am in my 8 th month. Everything is going good. Just a worry came when I saw one woman having stretch marks. Are these stretch marks very common and how to avoid them? I mean which cream to be used?

A. Hi , this is my 2nd baby. During the last pregnancy I had stretch marks. I have seen some ladies, who do not have at all. I met one woman with 4 children she did not have any. One of my friend; had in the very first pregnancy. There are creams available for use by pregnant woman before and after pregnancy to avoid stretch marks altogether.

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Stretch for a few minutes as soon as you step out of a hot shower or bath.
As a general rule, stretch your major muscle groups after you exercise as it can help optimise the way your joints move.
the time the film spends in the stretch gap during the stretching process, and [epsilon] is the elongation.
Static stretching is a slow sustained stretch that is held for approximately 20 seconds (Amako et al.
During an initial six-week programme, the frequency of stretches was the same for both stretch groups.
It appears that initially much of the muscle lengthening is due to a decrease in the perceptible muscle tension as a result of an increase in stretch tolerance.
Gently bounce 10 to 15 times at the bottom of the stretch, trying to let the heel drop more each time.
For example, a group of elite athletes demonstrated no deleterious effects from sequencing static, dynamic stretches and different intensities of stretch (eight combinations) on sprint, agility and jump performance (Chaouachi et al.
For example, in a twist that startled researchers, an additional risk factor was identified for people who normally stretch before they run.
Use multiple plains of movement, using breathing to dictate the stretch.
If you ever watch a cat or dog, you'll notice that as soon as they get up from lying clown awhile, they stretch their bodies from the tip of their heads to the end of their tails.