Destroyed Shoulders

United States
February 9, 2007 2:47pm CST
I was a competitive swimmer for 16 years. It was my life and I enjoyed it. But now, I am paying the price for all those long hours training in and out of the pool. My shoulders are so messed up. I have had 3 shoulder surgeries and looking at a possible 4th in the near future. Do any other swimmers have this problem?
3 responses
@nat_zero (17)
• Malaysia
13 Feb 07
i've not heard that swimming will destroy shoulder. how is the condition of ur shoulder now? i enjoy swimming too. but i thought swimming could make my body look better ..
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• United States
14 Feb 07
Don't get me wrong, swimming is great for you but understand that I swam on average 6 hours per day (3 in the AM and 4 in the PM). I averaged approximately 15000 yards per day.
@lafavorito (2970)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
scoliosis - the difference of a normal spine and a spine with scoliosis
I'm so sorry to hear about your condition. The most common ailment of a swimmer that I know are ear infection (I had this once) and skin diseases (fungi). Actually swimming helps me ease the pain of my scoliosis (abnormal curvature of spine), I'm not sure about the scientific explanation but I suppose it has to do with stretching my spine when I swim.
• Pakistan
18 Feb 07
hmmm ooh sorry for y9ou but i love it