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Ultrasound, other tests point to chronic shoulder problems for swimmers

10:40 EDT 23 Aug 2017 | TriMed Media Group

The finding isn’t likely to sway Katie Ledecky or other swimmers from training for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, but a small study at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit has shown that long competitive careers in the pool can saddle these athletes with chronically reduced mechanical properties in muscles and tendons of the shoulder, heightening the likelihood of rotator cuff damage.

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