Common Golf Injuries

GOLF season is in full swing and golf injuries are common.

With nearly 28 million golfers in the U.S., injuries are a common occurrence for golfers of all skill levels.  Golf injuries commonly occur to the hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders.

The golf swing is a complex, coordinated series of motions.  Golf injuries can result from poor technique, overuse or a single direct blow, like hitting a tree root.  Sprains, fractures, tendonitis and golfer’s elbow are among the many injuries that can occur while playing golf.

Golf Related Injuries in Columbus, OH

Preventative Measures for Golf Injuries

Warm-up and stretch properly

80% of golfers spend less than 10 minutes warming up before playing. This can be dangerous and cause serious injury. All golfers should have a comprehensive warm-up routine before playing.

Gradually increase amount of play

At the beginning of the season, a golfer’s body may not be used to the intense upper extremity activity from the game, potentially causing injury. To avoid an overuse injury, gradually increase the amount of playing when the season begins.

Core muscle strengthening

Keeping the core muscles in good shape will help prevent serious injury.

Refining technique

Many golf injuries happen when a golfer’s swing is not in correct form. To put less stress on the body, work with an expert to refine your technique.

If you experience an injury to your hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder or knee, call 614-262-4263 to schedule an appointment with one of the specialists at Hand and Microsurgery Associates.

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