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Injuries from Swimming

At first thought it would seem that swimming injuries are rare compared to that of other sporting activities. It goes without saying, swimming is promoted to be one of the most effective and best kinds of exercise. The reality is that injuries do happen amongst novices and also experienced swimmers. The major locations that are harmed while swimming are the shoulder and the knee. These injuries are generally known as swimmers shoulder and breast-stroke knee respectively. Nevertheless, muscle strains also take place in addition to injuries of the back and neck.

At Oakridge Vancouver Physiotherapy we specialize in treating sports injury. Do not be reluctant to call us if you have any of these injuries.

The back, neck and upper spine could also end up being hurt while swimming as a result of being over stretched throughout the breast movement and from recurring motions during the frontward strokes. To stay away from back pain while swimming, you should analyze your method. Abrupt, twitchy motions can place pressure on your neck and upper spinal column. Wearing a life vest or various other flotation device could help you maintain correct type while swimming. If back injury does take place, you should relax, stop the task, use ice and see professional therapy. Specially designed physical exercises to stretch and build up the muscles might be just what you require to recover and prevent re-injury.


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