Summer is here, and for many of us, it’s time for barbecues and pool parties. Swimming isn’t just a way to cool off; it’s also considered a great source of exercise. Those more dedicated to the practice may find themselves swimming year-round in indoor pools. While swimming has clear health benefits, like all forms of exercise, it is not without risk.
Thousands of people a year experience injuries related to swimming. Because of all the different muscles involved in swimming, you could be looking at a wide range of potential swimming injuries. Some injuries, like swimmer’s shoulder, can also develop over a longer period of time.
Many injuries related to swimming involve muscle and soft tissue damage. As a result, does this mean affected swimmers should go to a chiropractor?
Do Chiropractors Recommend Swimming?
Swimming is a highly recommended form of exercise for many reasons. It’s one of the most effective ways to get a full-body workout. For many people, it’s one, if not the only way, they’ll be able to utilize all of their muscles throughout their body. Additionally, it can help you tone up your body and even lose weight, depending on your goals. And since most of your weight is supported by the water, swimming is considered a low joint impact form of exercise, which is the kind of exercise any chiropractor would gladly recommend.
Can A Chiropractor Help Swimmer’s Shoulder?
Yes! Swimmer’s shoulder is a shoulder injury resulting from repetitive movements over time, like typical swimming motions. The result is connective tissue, like tendons, rubbing directly on the shoulder blade, causing pain and discomfort. Many chiropractors offer a wide range of care, going beyond spinal adjustments. This includes forms of physical therapy, massage, lifestyle advice, and more that can help treat the affected area while potentially avoiding surgical intervention on your shoulder.
Can You Swim After Chiropractic Care?
In most cases, you can absolutely swim after chiropractic care. Your chiropractor is going to be the best and most accurate source for you to know how long you might need to wait before getting involved in any strenuous activities and exercises after receiving care. As a start, you’ll likely want to wait at least half an hour before you do anything strenuous. That said, you also need to listen to your body. If your body is telling you that it’s not quite ready to hop back in the pool again, then it’s okay to wait a little longer.
Swimming and Sports Injury Chiropractic Treatments
With over 25 years of extensive experience, Dr. Goldman can help with injury treatment. Having played competitive sports for years, he understands the importance of staying active while managing pain. The team at Total Chiropractic Care can work with you to restore the range of motion in your shoulders and discuss chiropractic treatments that could help. Schedule your appointment today and take the first step towards a more comfortable life. Fill out our online form or give us a call directly at (631) 447-2299.