Do you have swimmer’s nose?

By Seriously Science | October 28, 2013 9:00 am
 Photo: flickr/Farhad sh

Photo: flickr/Farhad sh

Apparently, serious swimming can have drawbacks, including deforming your nose. This report indicates that tight-fitting goggles, worn over years, can slowly reshape the bones and cartilage in your nose, leaving a permanent bump. Are you listening, Michael Phelps?

Swimmer’s nose deformity.

“This is the first published report of the swimmer’s nose deformity. This common athletic deformity has a characteristic, asymmetric dorsolateral nasal hump that progressively develops over years during a competitive swimming career and persists after cessation of the sport. The cause is thought to be bone and soft tissue remodeling in response to repetitive trauma chronically inflicted by a swimmer’s goggles during the water reentry phase of breathing.”


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