Let's say you are enjoying a nice game of golf with your boss or you have a friendly wager going with a good friend and it’s your turn to knock one out of the park. You approach the ball and take your best swing, then all of a sudden, your ball goes left, your back goes right, your shoulders go up and your knees hit the ground. What are you going to do now?
Sometimes, you can treat the pain and discomfort of sports injuries at home. But if you need to see a specialist, rest assured that some of the best orthopedic care in the country is right here in Central Florida. AdventHealth has recently joined forces with Rothman Orthopaedics, a national leader in orthopedic care, to advance research, clinical trials and innovative treatments in our community.
Fortunately, there are a few ways for you to protect your joints and help your golf game all at the same time. [Check out these tips on how to break 100 in golf.]
Here are a few more tips to help your golf game:
AdventHealth Sports Med and Rehab can be another go-to for tips as they will help assess every phase of your swing, from start to finish, to find out whether or not your swing is hindering your golf game or causing injuries.
Many people injure themselves simply because they do not stretch. A survey showed that more than half of the golfers who warmed up for 10 minutes or more before golfing had fewer than half the injuries than those who did not warm up. Another cause of injuries is the fact that golf is a repetitive sport. For this reason alone, many strains occur with the shoulder, neck, back, ankle and other areas of the body.
The quick, twisting motion of your spine, hips and knee can be harmful. Be sure to get those joints ready prior to heading out to the course. Core strengthening and a good warm up routine will go a long way to avoid injury.
For many people, golf is a relaxing hobby — something they can do to release stress. We all need that. However, when the very hobby that you engage in is causing you pain and inconvenient injuries, you can learn what you can do to prevent them. These preventive measures and exercise can help you avoid common injuries and, in turn, will land you that amazing win on the course, minus the injuries.
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