Paddling during surfing strengthens the large muscles near the shoulder, but upward force can be placed on the arm bone and send it upwards to the bones above. This mean muscle impingement can be a big problem for surfers. Paddling can lead to the muscles that apply the upward force being strong and the rotator cuff muscles applying downward force being weak and the ball of the arm bone sliding into the shoulder joint. Regular paddling can result in damage to the rotator cuff and swollen bursas, with the space in the shoulder being reduced and the rotator cuff muscles being compressed. Read on if you’ve been asking why are shoulder injuries so common in surfing.
Wondering why are shoulder injuries so common in surfing?
Whilst surfing is often seen as a safe water sport, dealing with things like rocks, reefs, waves and more on a regular basis means injuries can be more common than you might expect. Lacerations, eye injuries, head and neck injuries, concussions, fractures and shoulder strains can be big problems for surfers. Many surfers have sustained injuries after colliding with other surfers, parts of surfboards, coral reefs, submerged rocks and hard sand sea floors. Shoulder strains often occur because of sudden movements and over-exertion. This helps make shoulder injuries so common in surfing.
You can reduce the chances of injuries occurring whilst surfing by never trying to exceed your level of ability, using safety boots, gloves and helmets and using soft fins, soft top and soft tip surfboards. Many people have become injured by slipping, tripping and falling whilst preparing to surf.
If you have been injured before, during or after surfing and it wasn’t your fault, we may well be able to get compensation for you. The accident must have been someone else’s fault and it needs to have happened in the last three years. If you were given faulty equipment to use or were provided with incorrect information from someone who was training and had a duty of care towards you, there’s a big chance you could be able to claim.
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You do not need any money to begin a claim with us, as we work on a no-win, no-fee* basis. You can talk to us today by calling 0800 689 0500 if you’re on your landline or 0333 500 0993 if you’re using your mobile. Why wait any longer to find out where you stand? Call today.
Date Published: May 11, 2017
Author: Accident Advice