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Stretching can help relax and lengthen a tendon, but never stretch
the painful and inflamed area, as this can worsen the tendonitis. Instead,
stretch the more pliable muscle around the tendon.
The Golgi tendon organ attaches
to the tendon just at this point of union between the muscle and tendon. The GTO
is actually attached to what has been, in the muscle, the endomysium surrounding
the individual cell (except, as stated above, at that point the endomysium has
run out and the tendon begun). However, the distinction of the endomysial
layers around the muscle fibers, and the perimysial layers around the fascicles
(which is not attached to the muscles, but forms a sheath around
them), continues in the tendon. Therefore, tendons have the same logistical
separation into fascicles as do muscles, for the same logistical reasons. Many
book illustrations do not depict the endomysium – they show nothing around each
of the individual muscle fibers, nor do they show the desmosomes separating
muscle from tendon. Instead most show the tendon attaching directly to the
muscle fibers, which is not possible.
It is usually said that the while
the muscle spindle is in parallel with the muscle, the Golgi organ is in series
with it; actually, both the spindle and Golgi organ are in parallel. The
muscle spindle is attached to the side of the perimysium, whereas the Golgi
organ is attached to the side of the endomysial layer of the tendon. Therefore,
the Golgi organ is actually in parallel with the tendon that happens to
be in series with the muscle. Incidentally, “in parallel’ and ‘in
series’ are anatomical designations, rather than neurological.
Ligaments are composed mainly of
bundles of white fibrous tissue closely interlaced with one another, and present
a white, shining, silvery aspect. Although ligaments are pliant and flexible, so
as to allow freedom of movement, they are nevertheless strong, tough, and not
able to extend. They are not involved in stretching, and even though their main
job is to keep the joints together, ligaments do not become involved in
maintaining the integrity of movable joints unless the muscles are breached.
Elasticity is not a desirable quality in ligaments because they act as backup to
the muscle-tendon unit; therefore, their inherent collagen elasticity is
neutralized by the criss-crossed layers of their fibers. However, white elastin
between each layer of the ligament allows some movement between the
layers for flexibility, change of motion, or direction; otherwise it would be an
almost rigid structure.