Welcome! Login | Register
 

UPDATED: Celtics Hayward Suffers Gruesome Injury in Season Opener—UPDATED: Celtics Hayward Suffers Gruesome Injury in Season…

Chef Walter’s Flavors + Knowledge: Balsamic Glazed Salmon—Chef Walter's Flavors + Knowledge: Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Worcester Man Arrested for Stealing a Car, Distributing Crystal Meth—Worcester Man Arrested for Stealing a Car, Distributing…

78’s Set to Bring Professional Basketball Back to Worcester—78's Set to Bring Professional Basketball Back to…

Becker’s MassDiGI Program to Receive 2017 Game Changer Award—Becker's MassDiGI Program to Receive 2017 Game Changer…

Horowitz: Trump Makes Wrong Choice on Healthcare Again—Horowitz: Trump Makes Wrong Choice on Healthcare Again

Blackstone Valley Tech to Host Screening of Documentary on Gender Revolution—Blackstone Valley Tech to Host Screening of Documentary…

Organize + Energize: Organizing Your Daily To-Do List—Organize + Energize: Organizing Your Daily To-Do List

10 Great Pets in Need of Loving Homes - October 17, 2017—10 Great Pets in Need of Loving Homes…

Robert Whitcomb: ‘All-Electric’ Future; Worcester Better Run? Genocidal Columbus? Another Religious—Robert Whitcomb: ‘All-Electric’ Future; Worcester Better Run? Genocidal…

 
 

How to Avoid Common Swimming Injuries

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

 

Whether you’re looking to beat the heat or shed a few pounds, swimming is a great way to do it. But before channeling your inner Michael Phelps, it’s important to know that serious swimming can cause injuries, particularly to the shoulders. Fortunately those injuries, which usually stem from overuse, are easily avoided.

Dr. Mark Price, a shoulder specialist with the UMass Memorial Musculoskeletal Center of Excellence in Worcester offers the following tips to keep you safe and healthy:
• Avoid swimming when you’re very tired, sick, cold, or overheated
• Warm up slowly before long or intense sessions
• Alternate between strokes
• Use proper swimming techniques (such as kicking from the hip, streamlining your body, staying balanced, and breathing properly)
• Balance your routine with weight training and general exercise

If you do experience shoulder pain it is important to address the problem early to prevent it from developing into something more serious. Rest the shoulder and avoiding swimming or other exercises that increase the pain. If pain persists, consult a doctor.
 

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 
Delivered Free Every
Day to Your Inbox