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Protecting Tendons – Pro-Tec Athletics Compression Wraps

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Epic hikes, runs and climbs have a significant risk of causing tendinopathy, which is a painful condition occurring in and around tendons in response to overuse.

To help fight the onset of tendinopathy, Jurek used Pro-Tech Athletics compression straps.

“They work incredibly well, and it was the first time I ever used them. I wore them all day long every day,” he said. “They are totally comfortable. I lost a little bit of hair on my legs where it was, but that targeted compression was key.”

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Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.