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Solutions for swimmer’s shoulder, baseballer’s elbow and runner’s upper respiratory tract infection
  1. Karim M Khan
  1. Dr Karim M Khan, Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia, 303-2647 Willow St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1M9, Canada; karim.khan{at}

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Swimmer’s shoulder

This is a big problem and has traditionally been considered to have multifactorial aetiology. But Myanmar’s Mya Lay Sei has partnered with global shoulder heavyweight George Murrell to discover that distance swum is a critical predictor1 (see page 105). Load, load, load – do not ignore load! This may have a big influence for swimming physios, docs and coaches. Not to mention biomechanists. And remember that BJSM’s April 2010 issue, edited by Kibler, Pluim and van Cingel, focuses on shoulder pain. Just one of our 16 issues per year (in case I forget to mention that).

Baseball pitcher’s elbow

Interpreting …

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