ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most families enjoy outdoor sports during the summer months—swimming,
Roughly 15.6 million visits were made to physician offices in 2012 for shoulder issues including pain, achiness, soreness, discomfort, cramps, spasms, stiffness, and limitation of movement. Of those, roughly 9.6 million visits had shoulder symptoms or complaints listed as the primary reason for their visit.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show the following results for individuals treated in emergency rooms and doctors' offices in the U.S. during 2015:
"Sports such as swimming, golfing and volleyball require repetitive, overhead motion," said orthopaedic surgeon and AAOS spokesperson Vani Sabesan, MD. "The rotator cuff muscles are often the target of injuries and can get irritated or fatigued with overuse. It's important to practice safe techniques with each sport to safeguard against injuries and to use periods of rest to recover."
The AAOS and AOSSM offer the following safety tips on how to prevent shoulder injuries in golf, swimming and volleyball.
For additional tips on preventing sports injuries, visit StopSportsInjuries.org.
About the AAOS With more than 39,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS provides educational programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions and advances the highest quality musculoskeletal care for patients, and is the authoritative source of information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related issues.
About the AOSSMThe American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is a global leader in orthopaedic sports medicine education, research, communication and fellowship, and includes national and international sports medicine leaders. The Society works closely with many other sports medicine specialists, including athletic trainers, physical therapists, family physicians, and others to improve the identification, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries. AOSSM is also a founding partner of the STOP Sports Injuries campaign to prevent overuse and traumatic injuries in kids.
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Visit AAOS at: Newsroom.aaos.org for bone and joint health news, stats, facts, images and interview requests.ANationinMotion.org for inspirational patient stories, and orthopaedic surgeon tips on maintaining bone and joint health, avoiding injuries, treating musculoskeletal conditions and navigating recovery.Orthoinfo.org for patient information on hundreds of orthopaedic diseases and conditions. Facebook.com/AAOS1 Twitter.com/AAOS1
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SOURCE American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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