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Doctor and Dietitian
by Ross Hauser, MD
and Marion Hauser, MS, RD
Floridians spend numerous sum-
mer hours enjoying recreational
or competitive swimming at our
beautiful beaches and refreshing pools.
Swimming is a fantastic sport that com-
bines strength, flexibility and endurance.
The biomechanics of the strokes used in
swimming, however, can unfortunately
lead to shoulder pain. In fact, about 90
percent of musculoskeletal problems of
swimmers relate to the shoulders.
One of the most common shoulder
injuries among swimmers is Swimmer’s
Shoulder. Increased training intensity,
overuse, incorrect stroke mechanics and
shoulder instability all play a role in the
development of Swimmer’s Shoulder.
Swimmers, by the very nature of their
sport, develop muscle imbalances and
have loose ligaments and tendons in the
shoulder compared to the average per-
son. The close swimming motion of the
arm to the body may also compromise
blood supply to the rotator cuff tendons.
With repetition, the tendon becomes
injured and unable to support the joint
adequately, becoming unstable and
allowing for too much movement in the
joint. Combined with overuse and poor
technique, the irritation and impingement
known as Swimmer’s Shoulder develops.
The instability must be corrected or it can
lead to glenoid labrum tears, impinge-
ment syndrome, and eventual surgery.
Treatment can involve land-based
exercise and core strengthening, analysis
of technique and training methods to
alternate and improve stroke styles to
enhance recovery and prevent the issue
from reoccurring, as well as addressing
the ligament and tendon weakness in the
shoulder. The swimmer who has shoulder
pain for more than two months, very
likely has an injured ligament or tendon.
When the pain does not go away,
regenerative treatment such as
Prolotherapy, can be sought to cor-
rect the multi-directional instability.
Prolotherapy is an injection treatment
that initiates the repair cascade in a joint,
therefore, strengthening and stabilizing
the joint naturally and allowing the swim-
mer to return to the water.
This information is not intended
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Four Things You
Do To Your Home
by Bryan Hayes
There are four
things I sug-
gest that you
should never do to
your home. They
1. Work On
Your Own Plumbing
– First off, because
I absolutely hate
plumbing work. I
can work on A/C and electrical all day
long, but ask me to change the smallest
little plumbing thing and I’m at the hard-
ware store 15 times before I even start.
Not to mention the disaster that could
result. Trust me, it’s cheaper to hire a
2. Don’t Do Your Own Electrical –
This might sound like it’s self serving, but
think about it this way. Think about what
you do or did for a living. Now, imagine
the average person trying to do what you
did... let’s say you were a boat mechanic.
Would you go out on a boat that the aver-
age Joe repaired, with little or no experi-
ence? Again, it’s usually always better and
safer to hire the right professional.
3. Don’t Do Your Own A/C Repair
– Please change your filters, but when it
comes to the rest, see 1 and 2 above.
4. Don’t Leave Your Home For More
Than A Day Without Turning The Water
Off – If you are going away, turn your
water off. The damage that can result
from leaking pipes is incredible. I was at
a home that the occupants had left for a
long weekend; a pipe had burst on the
third floor, and the damage to this home
looked like a bomb went off.
So, I covered four things to never do
to your home. But please, for the sake of
your family, check your smoke detectors
on a monthly basis. Smoke detectors save
lives, but only when they are working. A
good way to remember is to check them
every time you pay your electrical bill.
Bryan Hayes is a Sanibel air condi-
tioning contractor. He also owns, with
his brother Todd, an electrical business
on Sanibel. He can be reached
by Jeanie Tinch
else in your
home, your acces-
sories give each and
every room a little
bit of your personal-
ity. Without them,
you only have the
setting for a model
room in a model
home. Accessories make each
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