Summer Activities Putting Stress on our Shoulders

Kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing are popular summer activities that can lead to shoulder injuries if proper precautions are not taken. These activities can put a strain on the shoulders due to repetitive motions and overuse.

Kayaking and paddle boarding require repetitive movements of the arms and shoulders to propel forward. The constant paddling motion places stress on the shoulder joints. Fishing can also lead to potential shoulder injuries.

Common Shoulder Injuries

By understanding the common injuries, such as rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocations, and tendonitis/bursitis, we can take preventive measures to protect our shoulders and minimize the risk of injury. It is also important to remember that seeking medical attention and following appropriate rehabilitation protocols is crucial for a full recovery in case of any shoulder injury. If you find yourself experiencing pain or discomfort in your shoulder during any of these activities, the shoulder specialists at Spectrum Orthopaedics are here for you.

Our Shoulder Experts

Spectrum Orthopaedics offers a team of board-certified orthopedists who specialize in both surgical and non-surgical shoulder treatments, to get you back to doing what you love. Our surgeons are located in Brunswick, Norway, Portland, and Windham providing you with care that is convenient to you.

Spectrum Orthopaedics logo