Joint injuries when practising swimming and how to prevent them

In order to practice swimming for good health, it is necessary to equip yourself with good knowledge before practising. Advice to achieve the best results should consult a trainer to avoid unnecessary injuries.


In the practice of swimming the two joints are often vulnerable to injury: Shoulder and knee joints. For shoulder joints, it usually occurs with exercises of the slither and butterfly swimming, when swimming in these two types of swimming, using the force of the hand is very large, so if it is not started properly, it will cause injury.

For knee and knee joints often occur with breaststroke because this type of swimming technique is quite difficult. When practising the exercises, you want to bend your feet and legs apart so you have to rotate your knees, hip joints and ankle joints. Meanwhile, the subtext in the knee joint has the main function of preventing the knee and kneecap from turning out. When using unreasonable tendons unbearable intensity will lead to injuries in the knee joint.

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The prevention of injuries

Most practitioners do not focus on land-based exercises, Coach’s advice. Specifically, you should consult the warm-up and full exercise before swimming. Keep in mind that light-weight joints and muscles must be warmed up to heavy items as well as from simple and complex levels.

Note that you should start all joints: Wrist joints, ankles, shoulder joints, elbow joints, knee joints, and neck joints… Combining jogging exercises, after starting the joints, practitioners can start training on ground simulation swimming techniques.

After getting into the water, you should not practice the coordination exercises first, because when exercising at the same time the exercises are not able to control the force that emits this very easily.

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You need to exercise underwater to prevent shoulder and knee joint injuries. Water breathing exercises will help the body get used to the water environment. Meanwhile, for leg exercise exercises, you should do it slowly then start to gradually increase the amount of emitted force as well as the speed of the footwork. Following the limb movement is a combination of limbs and breathing, so you can swim comfortably without fear of injuries to the shoulder and knee joints.

Wish you all practised swimming effectively.

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