Cooling down after a summer 2022 run in beautiful Lakes Park. Photo Courtesy of Charly Caldwell II.
Summer… Beaches… Picnic’s… There are many things that make a quintessential summer but swimming in the beautiful gulf waters is top of my list.
Not only does swimming cool you down, but it also exercises nearly every muscle in your body.
Of course, while swimming is a fantastic exercise, as with any activity, if you do too much too soon, it is possible that injuries can occur.
Swim injuries vary depending on how the injury occurred, what stroke you were using, and where on your body you feel the pain.
Every style of swimming uses the arms, and therefore uses the rotator cuff muscle group. This is one of the reasons swimming can be such great exercise.
However, if you ask your rotator cuff to do more than it is ready for at a given time, injury is almost guaranteed.
Injury to the rotator cuff can feel...