It’s pretty much always hot in Florida and a favorite pastime for most is some type of water-related activity – swimming, boating, kayaking, paddleboarding.
One question we get often here at Hands-on Therapy Services is…
If my shoulder hurts but I can move my arm… “Can I go swimming if my shoulder hurts?”
Technically….the short answer is yes….but here’s why it’s a bad idea.
If you have a shoulder impingement – or simply put, pain when raising your arms up and down – swimming may make it worse. Let me explain a little more about shoulder impingement in this blog post.