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Dr. Arnan Sisson, PT| May 26, 2022
Swimming is a great daily habit that keeps your joints supple and muscles loose, but is swimming good for you if you suffer from shoulder pain?
It’s great for your heart and lungs and above all, it maintains your independence and adds social interaction to your routine.
It’s important – like it is in any sport you might do on a regular basis – to vary your training, otherwise shoulder aches and pains are inevitable. It’s not possible to get into a swimming pool for an hour every day and use the same arm motion to push you through the water without getting some kind of shoulder problem eventually.
The swimming is fine, just change the stroke you do from one day to the next.
My big tip when it comes to swimming with shoulder pain is to always vary the type of exercise you do.
As you’ve just noticed from the mention of how to avoid swimming injuries, it’s possible to change an activity within an activity, so to speak, and it will help you keep active and healthy and avoid shoulder pain while swimming.
Maybe you could even spend a little more time and effort putting together a plan that will work multiple muscle groups, improve balance, increase core muscle control (around your back), still improve cardio-vascular fitness (heart and lungs) and, just as importantly, give vital shoulder joints a break from that repetitive motion.
Get this right and your chances of suffering from shoulder pain while swimming will reduce hugely.
Combining walking with swimming will make a big difference to your health and outlook.
Why Swimming Is Great For Your Overall Fitness
People often link exercising with running, cycling, even walking. Yet swimming is possibly the best of all, because it’s relatively easy on the joints and not likely to cause much overheating of your body, as the cold water is going to cool you down. It’s easy to avoid feeling shoulder pain when swimming.
And here are some more benefits of swimming:
Five Ways To Avoid Shoulder Pain While Swimming
Shoulder injuries are the most common injury in swimming, and a true swimming stroke technique is so important when it comes to injury prevention.
How to Avoid Should Pain While Swimming Altogether
If you are suffering with regular shoulder pain, or it is preventing you from swimming freely, then you are probably worrying about what might happen if things continue to get worse…
You may be hoping that things fix themselves, but you are very aware of the risk of surgery in your future, but you aren’t sure what to do to fix the problem to allow you to swim freely without shoulder pain.
If this sounds like you, and you don’t want to feel anxious about the prospect of going into a hospital, then now is the time to get the support you really need.
At Sisson & Associates, we have helped thousands of patients, and helped hundreds of people just like you who are experiencing daily shoulder pain and unable to move freely.
If you want to get some personalized advice, we offer you the opportunity to speak to a member of our physical therapy team on a 1-1 basis…
In this FREE Discovery Visit, we will discuss your shoulder pain, and identify the underlying cause, as well as outlining what you natural, drug-free solutions are available to you.
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