Child Development & Parenting:Adolescence (12-24)
Resources
Basic Information
Adolescent Parenting IntroductionHealthy Teens: Food, Eating & Nutrition During AdolescenceHealthy Teens: Exercise and SportsHealthy Teens: SleepParenting Teens: Clothing Clashes, Housing Decisions, & Financial ManagementParenting Teens: Skincare, Cosmetics, Tattoos, & Piercings Caring for Teens: Healthcare for Teens and Young AdultsParenting Teens: Discipline, Love, Rules & ExpectationsA Parent’s Guide to Protecting Teens’ Health and SafetyAdolescent Parenting Summary & ConclusionAdolescent Parenting: References & ResourcesQuestions and AnswersLinksBook Reviews
Related Topics

Child Development & Parenting: Middle (8-11)
Child Development Theory: Adolescence (12-24)

'Swimmer's Shoulder' Strikes 3 in 4 Teen Competitors

HealthDay News
by -- Robert Preidt
Updated: Oct 25th 2019

new article illustration

FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- It's called swimmer's shoulder, and it's an overuse injury that three-quarters of teen swimmers suffer from, new research shows.

The study authors also found that many young swimmers with shoulder pain believe it's just part of being competitive and successful.

For the study, researchers surveyed 150 high school and youth club competitive swimmers, aged 13 to 18, and found that nearly 77% of them said they'd had shoulder pain within the last 12 months.

There was a clear connection between amount of swimming and risk of shoulder pain, the investigators found.

Median distances per practice ranged from 1,568 to 3,513 yards among those without shoulder pain, compared with between 2,001 and 6,322 yards among those with shoulder pain.

The study also found that 66% of the swimmers believe that "mild shoulder pain should be tolerated" if they want to become successful swimmers, and 61% said that "taking time off from swimming is not ideal."

Half of the swimmers said they know a competitor who used pain medication.

The researchers reported that swim clubs were more associated with shoulder pain than high school teams. One reason may be that club swimmers have longer workouts and swim farther during training than those on high school teams.

The findings were scheduled for presentation Saturday at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) annual meeting, in New Orleans. Such research should be considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

"This research showed that pain was normalized for both high school and club swimmers," study author Eli Cahan, of Stanford University, said in an AAP news release.

"Additionally, we found that nearly half of the athletes in our study know peers who use medication to address swim-related injuries, so we worry about the exposure to medications, especially in the context of the opioid epidemic," Cahan said.

More information

The American Academy of Pediatrics has more on children and overtraining.




Contact Information

Sarah Dinklage, LICSW
Executive Director

sdinklage@risas.org

Charles Cudworth, MA
Director, Clinical Services
 
ccudworth@risas.org

Leigh Reposa, MSW, LICSW
Manager, Youth Suicide Prevention Program
lreposa@risas.org

Colleen Judge, LMHC                  Director, School-Based Services
cjudge@risas.org 

Kathleen Sullivan
Director, Community Prevention/ Kent County Regional Prevention Coalition 
ksullivan@risas.org 

Heidi Driscoll                      Director, South County Regional Prevention Coalition           hdriscoll@risas.org

Sue Davis, LICSW           Manager, Student Assistance Services               sdavis@risas.org

 
300 Centerville Rd.
Suite 301 South 
Warwick, RI 02886
401-732-8680

SUMHLC Logo


powered by centersite dot net