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How is tendinopathy different from tendinitis?

Tendinopathy is not due to inflammation. Most cases of Achilles' tendon injury are actually tendinopathy. It is a degeneration of the tendon.

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What is the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic factors?

Intrinsic factors are specific to the athlete, whereas extrinsic factors can be specific to the sport and are external to the athlete.

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Name some intrinsic risk factors that may lead to injury.

Lack of flexibility
Hypermobility
Poor muscle strength / imbalance
Lack of appropriate fitness
Biomechnics
Nutrition
Fatigue
Hydration
Psychology
Previous injury
Age
Menstruation
Illness
Genetics