Yet another "swimmer's shoulder" question

Yet another "swimmer's shoulder" question

Post by Coac » Tue, 18 Nov 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

> Ok, ok, we've all seen a "gazillion" messages on swimmer's shoulder, and
> I've done alot of net-wide research on this as well.  So far, I've
> implemented the basic suggestions:

> * Rest the shoulder (it's my right shoulder that hurts)
> * More roll during freestyle and backstroke to reduce stress (I've even
> started to do some alternate-side breathing)
> * Stretching

> All of this has helped!  With one exception:  From what I've read, I've got
> a slight variation of the "typical" rotator-cuff impingement syndrome (the
> shoulder muscles hurt).  It seems that the muscles just under the left-side
> of my right shoulder blade also hurt.  Anyone out there with similar
> experiences?  What did you do?

> I want to try everything short of heading to an orthopedist to see if
> orthoscopy (sp?) is necessary....

> Brian

Brian

I'm a coach & parent.
My son received a shoulder injury about 5 weeks ago. The symptoms were
typical rotator cuff injury. Immediate rest, anti-inflamatories, ice
packs etc were used. A little relief was gained but the pain persisted.

I took him to a sports physiotherapist who agreed that the rotator cuff
was injured but he also had injuries to the neck and pec minor although
there was no pain at all in these areas. Manipulation, massage and
exersises were prescribed.

My son has been carrying out the exercises and self administering the
massage with regular trips back to the physio. He is now back to full
training and competition in only 3 weeks with no pain whatsoever.

My advise is what you are doing sounds fine but do seek professional
help as well.

Jerry
Club Coach
Canvey Island SC
GB

 
 
 

Yet another "swimmer's shoulder" question

Post by (Pete Cresswe » Tue, 18 Nov 1997 04:00:00

One word of (unsolicited...) advice:  Don't mess with it and see an
orthopod.

I've lost about 70% of the use of my right arm thru my own
stupidity...

My experience has been that rotator cuff tears don't heal. There are
exercies that train the muscles around it to take over some of the
function, but the thing stays torn.    

So, if it turns out you have a little tear, you want to make very,
very, very, very sure you don't turn it into a big tear.

Quote:
>Ok, ok, we've all seen a "gazillion" messages on swimmer's shoulder, and
>I've done alot of net-wide research on this as well.  So far, I've
>implemented the basic suggestions:

>* Rest the shoulder (it's my right shoulder that hurts)
>* More roll during freestyle and backstroke to reduce stress (I've even
>started to do some alternate-side breathing)
>* Stretching

>All of this has helped!  With one exception:  From what I've read, I've got
>a slight variation of the "typical" rotator-cuff impingement syndrome (the
>shoulder muscles hurt).  It seems that the muscles just under the left-side
>of my right shoulder blade also hurt.  Anyone out there with similar
>experiences?  What did you do?

>I want to try everything short of heading to an orthopedist to see if
>orthoscopy (sp?) is necessary....

>Brian

Pete ("Watermelon Head") Cresswell

 
 
 

Yet another "swimmer's shoulder" question

Post by Peter Bro » Sun, 23 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Ok, ok, we've all seen a "gazillion" messages on swimmer's shoulder, and
> I've done alot of net-wide research on this as well.  So far, I've
> implemented the basic suggestions:

> * Rest the shoulder (it's my right shoulder that hurts)
> * More roll during freestyle and backstroke to reduce stress (I've even
> started to do some alternate-side breathing)
> * Stretching

I received a shoulder inujry several weeks ago. I went to see a sports
physiotherapist who gave me some (painful) massage, some exercises to do
and allowed me back in the pool in four days (at a reduced effort and
distance). I built up the distance and effort and my shoulder is now
virtually back to full strength.

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Yet another "swimmer's shoulder" question

Post by Kevin Ry » Tue, 25 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Quote:



>> Ok, ok, we've all seen a "gazillion" messages on swimmer's shoulder, and
>> I've done alot of net-wide research on this as well.  So far, I've
>> implemented the basic suggestions:

>> * Rest the shoulder (it's my right shoulder that hurts)
>> * More roll during freestyle and backstroke to reduce stress (I've even
>> started to do some alternate-side breathing)
>> * Stretching

>I received a shoulder inujry several weeks ago. I went to see a sports
>physiotherapist who gave me some (painful) massage, some exercises to do

can you describe the exercises?

Kevin

Quote:
>and allowed me back in the pool in four days (at a reduced effort and
>distance). I built up the distance and effort and my shoulder is now
>virtually back to full strength.

>--
>Please remove "-nospam" from my address to reply

>>pb