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How Mountain Ice Sports Recovery Gel Can Reduce Pain from the 5 Most Common Swimming Injuries

Swimming is a low-impact sport that's beneficial for staying in shape and even for recovery from injury, but any sport has the potential for injuries. Competitive swimmers and sometimes even casual swimmers can put strain on their muscles, tendons, and ligaments while swimming. Read on to learn about five common swimming injuries and how Mountain Ice Sports Recovery Gel can reduce pain from exertion, and improve your training experience and recovery time!

 Mountain Ice Sports Recovery Gel for Swimming Injuries

1. Swimmer's Shoulder

The most common swimming injury, this is actually a term for a number of shoulder injuries that can occur in swimmers. Symptoms include:

  • Muscle weakness or fatigue.
  • Reduced range of motion.
  • Shoulder instability: when the ball of the shoulder moves partially or completely out of socket.
  • Shoulder pain.
  • Bruising, swelling, and inflammation around the shoulder.

Causes include:

  • Tendon damage: Overuse causes tiny tears in the tendon and muscle tissue, which scar and become inflamed. Over time this can lead to a labral or rotator cuff tear.
  • Overuse.
  • Poor form.

 2. Swimmer's Knee

Also known as "breaststroke knee," this most commonly affects breaststroke swimmers, but 25% of all swimming injuries are related to the knee. This largely impacts the MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament). Symptoms include:

  • Knee pain.
  • Muscle weakness in the knee.
  • Inflamed knee tissue and knee swelling.
  • Sharp pain when knee is placed under stress.

Causes include:

  • Overuse: Stress placed in the inner ligaments of the knee during the kicks that power a backstroke. Extension during a backstroke kick, especially with improper form, may lead to an unnatural rotation that gradually causes strain and tears on the MCL.
  • Poor form.

 

Mountain Ice Sports Recovery Gel Swimming Injuries

3. Lower Back Injuries

Competitive swimmers may be at risk for back injuries, such as strain or tears in the tendons or ligaments. Symptoms include:

  • Back weakness.
  • Back pain.
  • Difficult or painful motion, and reduced range of motion.

Causes include:

  • Poor Form: Hyper-extension or stretching of the back during front strokes (crawl or breast strokes), especially when a high head position combines with sinking hips or legs, can cause the back to arc unnaturally.
  • Overuse.

4. Neck Injuries

Swimming can also cause strain on your neck. Symptoms include:

  • Neck pain.
  • Difficult or painful motion, and reduced range of motion.
    Causes include:
    • Poor Form: Improper contortion of the neck to keep your head above water during the breaststroke, or rotation of the neck to breathe during the freestyle stroke, can cause strain on your neck.
    • Overuse.

     

      Mountain Ice Sports Recovery Gel for Swimming Injuries

      5. Muscle Cramps

      95 percent of people will experience muscle cramps, painful or uncomfortable muscle stiffness, at some point in their lives. This pain happens suddenly and may last anywhere from a few seconds to 15 minutes or longer. It may reoccur. Symptoms include:

      • Sudden stiffness and tightness in muscles.
      • Pain in the affected muscles.
      • Restricted or painful motion in the affected area.

      Causes include:

      • Dehydration.
      • Muscle weakness or fatigue, especially after injury or strenuous activity.
      • Low blood levels of calcium, magnesium, or potassium.
      • Overuse.
      • Sudden, strenuous muscle use without a proper warmup period.

       

      How Can Mountain Ice Sports Recovery Gel Help Reduce Pain from Running Injuries?

      Injuries aren't uncommon for competitive swimmers and tend to develop gradually due to repetitive stress from swimming motion combined with poor or limited downtime after exercise. Mountain Ice Sports Recovery Gel is a unique formulation of high-quality, all-natural ingredients designed to reduce muscle, joint, tendon, and ligament soreness and strain after exercise! Our ingredients have been specially chosen to reduce inflammation and strain after physical activity:

      • Menthol: Its cooling sensation numbs pain, providing immediate relief, while it widens blood vessels to improve circulation and deliver more oxygen and nutrients to damaged areas.
      • MSM: Prevents breakdown of connective tissue like ligaments and reduces inflammation.
      • Spearmint: Soothes pain and muscle contractions, reducing stress on the foot.
      • Aloe Vera: Anti-inflammatory plant that promotes faster muscle recovery.
      • Camphor: Cooling pain reliever that reduces swelling from injury and increases circulation.
      • Vitamin E: Reduces muscle soreness and encourages muscle rebuilding, strengthening the foot's support.
      • Green Tea Extract: Powerful antioxidant that reduces the oxidative stress that can cause inflammation.
      • Arnica Flower: Relieves inflammation and muscle soreness while improving circulation.
      • Turmeric: Inhibits inflammatory response while promoting deep absorption of ingredients, fighting pain at its source.

       

      Are you looking for pain relief from running injuries? Click here to try Mountain Ice Sports Recovery Gel today to get back on your feet!

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