The Most Common Injuries in Golf and How ANY Golfer Can Avoid Them

Shoulder Injury

Shoulder Injury

Over the past month, you’ve read about common shoulder injuries typically caused by daily activities and poor posture.

But how about taking a seemingly effortless walk on the grass and hitting a few balls along the way? Injuries in golf are extremely common. But the problem with golf is that most people who play it seem to put up with the injuries and continue to play through them. Many times they don’t want to accept that their injuries are a direct consequence of the sport that they love.

Injuries to the achilles, shoulder, or elbow make up the majority of problems that sports players are likely to encounter. The problem is that they are so common and can often cause more aches, pains, and stiffness and most people tend to play through them.

So let’s talk about elbow pain. It’s a sharp pain on the inside of your elbow when you grip the club. The tighter your grip, the more pain that comes on. It’s basically an overuse type injury where the tendons in your wrist and elbow are under way too much tension. These injuries are much more likely to happen as the result of excessive and constant gripping, such as when you’re on the driving range.

Surprisingly, shoulder injuries only account for around 10% of all golf injuries. And the ones that we typically see in the clinic often involve damage to the tendons at the front of the shoulder. Tendons are very small and easy to damage if they’re used too much too soon.

It’s important to pay attention to the overuse injuries at your elbow and shoulder. If you’re practicing really hard in the sun and your body gives off more aches than usual, using ice is a great way to reduce the potential buildup of inflammation that usually causes problems to become so bad that you have to stop doing what you love.

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Nick Hunter, PT, DPT

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