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Wednesday's Shoulder Woes

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by , September 2nd, 2009 at 06:33 PM (246 Views)
I love swimming outdoors/longcourse at FPAC but I'm ready to move in now. I feel weary, beat-up, and a bit burnt out.
My left shoulder and neck have been bothering me a bit lately. It doesn't hurt when I swim, but it aches most of the rest of the day. The left side of my neck is SUPER tight too. I have some exercises that help loosen things a bit(when I do them).
I think I need to bi-lateral breath more and strengthen my deltoids to get total relief.
I am going to change some of my bad habits after Big Shoulders (10 days from now) but I don't want to do anything too drastic right now.
I decided to take another swim day off today. I haven't taken 2 days in a row off for about a year.
I've done my exercises 2 X today (1 X more before bed). I think I'm going to go out for a run now, if my knee will hold up that is.
If anyone has any good shoulder/deltoid strengthning exercises PLEASE POST THEM!
I need something that pulls my scapulas downward to stabilize my shoulder.
Thanks in advance! (That's what I'm trying to avoid!)

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  1. poolraat's Avatar
    I've been having almost the same problems with my left shoulder and neck. Like you, it doesn't bother me when I swim, but aches during the day and at night. I've been waiting for an appt' with a PT that comes to Elko a few times a month. She's supposed to be really good and has helped several of my friends that have had injury problems.
  2. jim thornton's Avatar
    I will post some very simple RC stretch cord ex's when I get back home from my brother's house this weekend, Good luck. You can use fins to "de-weight" your shoulder's stress (i.e., pull more easily w/o slowing down) and let the soreness semi-quiet down. Ice, too! And occasional application of Mayor Emma to the affected deltoid and neck muscles.