Posts Categorized: Swimming Injuries

Ironman Louisville Q&A with Orthopedic Surgeons

Ironman Louisville takes place this weekend and competitors from all over the world will be present to participate. The Ironman Louisville is a qualifier for the Kona Ironman World Championship held on the Big Island of Hawaii every year. The Kona Ironman World Championship race started in 1978 on the island of Oahu with only 15… Read more »

When is it too Early for Youth Sport Specialization?

Dr. Brian Feeley considers sports specialization to be intensive, year-round training in a single sport with the exclusion to other sports. There was a concern that early single sport specialization may lead to increased rates of overuse injury and psychological burnouts. Dr. Brian Feeley, Julie Angel, AT-C and Dr. Rob LaPrade have come together to publish an article… Read more »

Slap Tear: An Overview of this Common Shoulder Injury

Your shoulder socket is surrounded by tissue called labrum. Sometimes this tissue is damaged or torn – and when this happens, it is called a SLAP tear, which is an abbreviation for “superior labrum anterior to posterior.” There are many different ways you can get a slap tear. For example, you can get a slap… Read more »

Triathlon Training and Swimming Injuries – Learn more from Sports Medicine Doctor

Triathlon Training? Be Aware of Overuse Injuries and Swimming Injuries including Shoulder Injury during Triathlon Training. Researchers Bales and Bales (2012) looked at swimming injuries caused by overuse among those engaged in triathlon training. Their research on swimming injuries caused by overuse was published in the Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review. Noting that many researchers… Read more »

Shoulder Pain After Swimming? Louisville Orthopedic Explains Swimmer’s Shoulder

When it comes to swimming injuries, shoulder pain is one of the most common complaints.  “Swimmer’s Shoulder” a term coined by Kennedy and Hawkins (1974), describes the shoulder pain experienced by some swimmers following activity. Often considered an overuse injury, the shoulder pain may occur in one shoulder or