The shoulder is one of the largest and most complicated joints in the human body. It’s formed where the upper arm bone fits into the shoulder blade, like a ball and socket, and with a couple other bones and a liquid filled bursa, it is wrapped in a plethora of tendons, ligaments, cartilage and muscle. The “ball” of the upper arm bone fits loosely into this socket, giving the joint a wide range of motion, but unfortunately it can also be vulnerable to injury. How can you protect this important joint structure and what can you do for shoulder pain prevention and relief?
Doing laps at the pool is a great way to stay in shape when the temperatures outside rise, but occasionally, unexpected shoulder pain can have you throwing in the towel. Is your front crawl or backstroke breaking your stride? Swimmer’s Shoulder may be to blame.