Whether you are a casual, keen or professional golfer, time, effort, skill and perseverance are required. The very nature of the swing can put tremendous stress on your body so there is always a chance of an sports injury. Whilst many injuries can be prevented, we can help to get you back on the course as soon as possible.
Repeated actions over 2 hrs or more can put stress on tissues and cause injuries such as;
Lower back pain accounts for around 20% of all golf injuries. The rotational stresses of the swing can put significant pressure on the spine and muscles.
Tendinitis in the elbow commonly affects tennis players and golfers and the risk of getting tendinitis increases with age and improper swing.
Knee pain can occur from the strain on a weak knee at the beginning of the swing. This can result in torn ligaments and tendons.
Rotator Cuff is when pain is experienced in the shoulder or upper arm during the golf swing, or following play, often during the night and when extending arms overhead. A poorly executed swing can cause rotator cuff.
Wrist Injuries are usually tendinitis or swelling of the tendons responsible for wrist movement, causing pain at the top of the backswing and at impact.
Hand & finger Injuries can also occur with the repetitive motions of golf, and the high speed of the typical swing.
Foot & ankle injuries can occur when the golfer loses his or her footing or balance during the swing, while performing the swing with the improper swing mechanics, and when hitting a ball off an uneven surface.
Hip Injuries occur to to the hip being subjected to repeated adduction and flexion/extension forces during the swing. This requires a great deal of muscle strength and control in order to avoid injury.
Prevention is the key. Our Sports Therapist can assist and show you how to warm up your muscles, how to develop a specific set of muscles, and help you understand how your body reacts in order to protect from injury as well as help you improve your technique and core strength base.
Treatment is essential as soon as possible. The pain may be so severe that you need to apply ice and visit your GP. Our team of Physiotherapists can also assist to help identify the problem and provide treatment and direction to help you get back on the course.
Coaching & Psychological Support. Our thoughts can be very powerful and positive thoughts help us to achieve our goals However, they can also be negative when our goals are proving more challenging than we hoped or expected, especially when injury occurs. Our counsellors and CBT therapists can help you to develop your own psychological skills to match your physical strength and overcome negative thinking.
If you feel we can help you please do not hesitate to contact us.
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