This is a follow up to my previous article where I described the anatomy of the rotator cuff (FIGURE 1) and how it may become injured.
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Swimmers shoulder is a soft-tissue condition caused by inflammation and is the most common injury in swimmers.
Swimming is a common sport and a pleasurable recreational past time. Whether you swim for enjoyment or for competition the proper stroke mechanics of the shoulder are important for prevention of shoulder pain and dysfunction.
The shoulder is a highly mobile joint. It is shaped like a ball and socket and has a very shallow contact where the arm bone and the shoulder blade intersect.