Shoulder Injuries

BENEFITS OF SWIMMING V INJURY RISK

Swimming is one of the most popular sports in the world. We swim in the sea, pools, lakes, streams, rivers and even ponds. And while swimming is considered a ‘low-impact’ sport due to the fact that the water supports a large percentage of, more than 84% of regular swimmers suffer from some type of overuse type injury caused by swimming. Why? The main reason is the high repetition number and forceful nature of the shoulder revolutions which takes our shoulder…

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FEELING THE PINCH?

The Stubborn Shoulder Impingement Syndrome Do you get a sharp, debilitating pain in your shoulder when you are performing tasks like brushing your hair, putting on certain clothes or showering? During these movements, where you raise your arm out to the side and then upwards over your head, do you alternate between no pain and pain? For example, during the first part of the moment you don’t feel any pain, and then suddenly your shoulder “catches” and there is sharp…

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Broken Clavicle: An Overview

BROKEN CLAVICLE: AN OVERVIEW

The collarbone (clavicle) is a long, slender bone that runs from the breastbone to each shoulder. You can feel it at the top of your chest, just below your neck. Tough bands of tissue (ligaments) connect the collarbone to the breastbone and shoulder blades. Breaks to these bones are fairly common in cycling  and are usually  the result of a heavy fall or blow to the shoulder. It takes about 6-8 weeks to heal in adults, and 3-6 weeks in children.

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Recovering from a Broken Collarbone

RECOVERING FROM A BROKEN COLLARBONE

Very often shoulder injuries are difficult to treat, all the more so in the case of a broken collarbone. The time patients need to recover can vary greatly. Unfortunately, in some cases, it may not heal at all. Factoring in periods of rehabilitation, overall recovery time can take from 12-16 weeks or more. Here you can read about a patient’s experience of recovering from a broken collarbone.

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