5 common Golfing injuries!
Love golf? You will suffer from one or more of these common golf injuries at some point. Become aware of the possible problems and either prevent them or get them treated early.
You’re keen to improve your swing, but hours spent hunched over your club, along with the rotational stresses you put onto your back as you swing, can add up to serious back pain. Lower back pain is the most common, but don’t discount the discomfort of that shooting, stabbing pain between your shoulder blades, either.
Golfers can end up injuring their rotator cuff muscles in the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff impingements are when the muscles swell and pinch the space between the arm and shoulder bones. Another type of injury occurs when one of the tendons or muscles tear. Both common types of rotator cuff injuries cause pain and inhibit your game.
Tendinitis in the elbow is irritation and inflammation of the tendons.
To prevent tendinitis in the elbow make sure you are using proper swing techniques when you practice. Tendinitis shows up after overuse of the tendons involved.
As you stabilise the rotation of the hip axis at the beginning of a swing, you can end up putting a lot of stress and strain on a weak knee. If you are noticing knee pain during your game, get your knee checked.
To prevent knee pain, gently stretch your calves, hamstrings, thighs, and core muscles before heading out for a round. Wear quality shoes with good arch support.
#tendonitis in the wrists.
Like the tendons in the elbows, wrist tendons can become overly fatigued and inflamed, which can affect your ability to hold your club correctly.
To prevent issues, correct posture is key and regularly exercise of your muscles. Flexibility exercises such as yoga can also help to prevent injuries.
If you already have pain:
*Alternate hot and cold packs.
*Pain medicine that also reduces inflammation, such as ibuprofen