Swimmer’s Shoulder: Part 3
As described in Swimmer’s Shoulder, Parts 1 and 2, the shoulder is prone to repetitive overuse injuries in swimmers, especially due to internal rotation of the humerus while elevated above the head. This post will offer suggestions for preventative measures and corrective therapy. It is..
Swimmer’s Shoulder: Part 2
As mentioned in Swimmer’s Shoulder, Part 1, internal rotation in arm elevation (palms facing up or away from you during arm recovery) does not allow for the greater tubercle of the humerus to clear the acromion process. To accommodate, many swimmers slightly dislocate their shoulders..
Swimmer’s Shoulder: Part 1
Swimmers use their shoulders possibly more than any other group of people on earth. A competitive swimmer can average between 8 and 12 thousand yards or meters of swimming per day, for a total of up to 4,000 cycles per shoulder per day. While elite swimmers may take fewer strokes..