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 both.  The crawl stroke or freestyle swimming is typically associated with swimmer’s shoulder. For more information, Fernandez and colleagues (2012) recently published a chapter titled “Shoulder Pain in Swimmers” available here

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