Same here I know a great practice in Springfield NJ. They are worth the trip.[/quote]
Many thanks for the suggestions. Active release might be worth a shot. It seems to have a dedicated following on this site, and that says something.
On the other hand, I am fairly certain that what I have is tendinosis, not built-up scar tissue so I am not sure how helpful active release might be. That excellent article on tendinosis and eccentric loading as therapy that you summarized explained how tendinosis is a function of the degeneration of the tendon itself and that the production of new collagen is what is needed.
I’ll contact the guys from elitefts and see whom they recommend. I’m not looking for miracles, but know that a competent sports doc or therapist can cut down recovery time significantly, and given that tendinosis takes months, not days or even weeks, that can be significant.
Best of all is precisely as you advised: avoid tendinosis from the beginning by training smarter and not just harder.
Jersey 5150: do you have the name for that practice in Springfield?
Thanks again gentlemen!