Swimmer's Shoulder

Shoulder pain is a very common problem in the swimming athlete. The shoulder joint is so vulnerable to injury and problems during swimming because it is an inherently unstable joint and upper extremity force provides the vast majority of propulsion. As a result, swimmers are particularly prone to shoulder injuries. Injuries to the shoulder joint as a result of swimming can usually be attributed to one of three factors or a combination. Overuse or over-training is usually a factor. Poor mechanics and technique may also contribute to the problem. And finally, anatomic or genetic characteristics may contribute as well. Structures inside the shoulder which may be injured include the rotator cuff


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