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November - Shoulder Stability

posted 25 Oct 2011, 23:59 by David Holmes   [ updated 26 Oct 2011, 00:01 ]
Prevention is easier that cure!

Lots of swimming can put strain on the muscles around your shoulder. The repetitive movements of length after length can cause an imbalance in the development of your muscles and this in turn can cause impingement on the nerves – causing pain. For a club that can only
offer 3 sessions a week for a maximum of 4.5 hours this really should not be a massive problem, but it is something that the younger swimmers should be aware of if they wish to go further with swimming (most likely through Doncaster DARTES).

The best way to solve the problems related to shoulder injuries is light shoulder stability exercise. Doing these exercises after every swimming session will help prevent any injuries and are also great for those recovering from existing shoulder injuries. The idea behind these exercises is that they allow the smaller muscles around the shoulder to be worked giving a more stable shoulder joint and reduce the chances of the nerves getting squashed by the larger muscles.