Chiropractic Care for Golf Injuries

America’s most relaxing sport might not always be the easiest on your body. Golf injuries range from lower back, shoulder, and even elbow injuries. Golf injuries are mostly due to overuse; the repeated movements can put stress on the tissues and cause injuries. Lower back pain is the most common golf injury accounting for about 20 percent of all golf injuries. Some golf injuries can also be caused by bad mechanics. Those that are new to golf or older are at a higher risk for injuries. These are some common golf related injuries and ways to avoid injuries in the future:

Golf Injuries

  • Back Pain – The golf swing puts a lot of stress on the back, which is one of the main reasons it is the #1 injury. Back pain can be related to the golfers mechanics, disc related, or arthritis related
  • Shoulder Pain – Can be caused by several different conditions: rotator cuff, tendinitis, instability in the joint, or a tear
  • Golfer Elbow – Inflammation, soreness or pain on the inside of the upper arm near the elbow
  • Knee Pain – A very common injury, weight bearing and rotational forces can cause injuries in the knee during the swing

Ways to Avoid Injuries

  • Use Proper Position – Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, avoid hunching over the ball
  • Don’t Over Swing – Swinging the club too hard or too fast can put stress on your joints
  • Warm Up – Warm up with a brisk walk to loosen the joints and stretch your hands, wrist, elbows, etc. to avoid injuries
  • Stretch – Stretching can enhance your range of motion which affects your swing

If you are suffering from stiffness or pain in the joints, you need to receive the best chiropractic care possible. Dr. Berman and Dr. Conner are both Pro Sports Care certified chiropractors and experienced in working with golf related pains and injuries. If you are suffering due to strain from a sports activity visit learn more about our sports care here or book an appointment today.