Clinical implications of secondary impingement of the shoulder in freestyle swimmers.

@article{Allegrucci1994ClinicalIO,
  title={Clinical implications of secondary impingement of the shoulder in freestyle swimmers.},
  author={M Allegrucci and Susan L. Whitney and James J. Irrgang},
  journal={The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy},
  year={1994},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={307-18}
}
Swimming has become a popular recreational activity as well as a highly competitive sport in the United States. The repetitive nature of swimming can predispose the shoulder to mechanical impingement and microtrauma, which may lead to laxity, rotator cuff fatigue, and subsequent secondary impingement. Improper stroke mechanics can place the swimmer's shoulder at further risk. The purpose of this paper is to describe the pathology of secondary impingement in freestyle swimmers and to discuss the… CONTINUE READING