Swimmer's Guide to Knee Pain in Swimming

Swimmer’s Guide to Knee Pain in Swimming

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Knee pain is the third most common injured areas for swimmers. Rovere (1985) noted 87% of swimmers examined had a history of at least one episode of knee pain. PFPS isn’t the only condition which can occur at the knee for breaststroke swimmers, but is the most common from my experience. Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) affects the kneecap and surrounding area. …

The Elite Dryland for Swimmers Guide

The Elite Dryland for Swimmers Guide

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Below is an excellent interview with leading researcher on dryland for swimmers Emmet Crowley. Emmet is at the University of Limerick in Ireland and took on a massive review of swimming research by doing a systematic review of the impact of dryland for swimmers: If looking for a program for your team, checkout Dryland for Swimmers. I believe that every …

Low Back Instability in Swimmers

Low Back Instability in Swimmers

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Low Back Instability in Swimmers and What to do about it! Excessive low back movement is directly correlated with low back pain. Excessive shoulder range of motion directly correlates with shoulder pain. Excessive ankle mobility directly correlates with ankle pain. Following the trend? Therefore, learning how to control these joints and providing adequate stability at each segment is essential. How does a …

Optimized-Association Between Years of Competition and Shoulder Function in Collegiate Swimmers.

Association Between Years of Competition and Shoulder Function in Collegiate Swimmers.

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Abstract on Association Between Years of Competition and Shoulder Function in Collegiate Swimmers. Shoulder injuries are common among competitive swimmers, and the progression of shoulder pathology is not well understood. The objective of this study was to assess the extent to which years of competitive swim training were associated with physical properties of the supraspinatus muscle and tendon, shoulder strength, and …

Tips to Improve Swimming Shoulder Inflammation

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Inflammation is the first stage of any musculoskeletal injury. This process involves infiltration of many inflammatory signaling cells (cytokines). If irritation continues, then inflammation will not subside. Therefore, it is essential to improve inflammation as soon as possible. Once inflammation resolves, assessing muscle length, strength, and timing is essential. In some cases, inflammation surrounds the joint, in other cases, the …

Swimmers Guide to Pain

A Swimmer’s Guide to Pain: Part II

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In the first installment of a swimmer’s guide to pain, we discussed basic concepts of pain for swimmers. That piece addressed the neurological basis for pain, suggesting that much of how we feel pain relates to how the nervous system perceives an external threat.”Perception is key, not merely structural damage, as many studies have shown that pain-free subjects can have structural …