Whether you are an athlete who swims competitively, or a recreational lap swimmer, you can end up developing Swimmer’s Shoulder! Although swimming is considered a low-impact sport, the repetitive arm movement can cause irritation in the shoulder joint and the surrounding muscles. Inflammation and stress of the tendons, ligaments, and muscles are common in the shoulder after repeated use. This condition is called Swimmer’s Shoulder. There are preventative measures that can be taken to help keep your shoulders functioning properly.
Having good posture is one of the best tools a swimmer can use to help prevent Swimmer’s Shoulder. Unfortunately, slumping over your work desk all day and having your head down to look at your cell phone are the biggest contributors to poor posture!
Another way to help Swimmer’s Shoulder is through regular adjustments with your Chiropractor! A misaligned spine can cause the muscles and ligaments to pull differently, which can lead to muscle spasms, inflammation, and eventually shoulder pain! Chiropractic adjustments to the spine and shoulder can help the shoulder joint function properly.
Patients come to see Dr. Jeffrey Klein of Klein Chiropractic Center, West Chester, PA for back, neck, and shoulder pain and also for regularly scheduled maintenance adjustments. Schedule your appointment today!