If you live in Indiana, the arrival of fall means that the brutal summer humidity, the afternoon rains and scorching midday temperatures are finally relenting – leaving the golf lovers among us with the ideal weather we’ve been waiting months for: comfortable, cooler, beautiful mornings and breezy afternoons to hit the links.
The last thing you want now is to be knocked out of action with an injury, or worse, surgery.
When it comes to golf, there are four main injuries people deal with: elbow pain, shoulder pain, knee pain and back pain.
Below, we will outline what each pain feels like, what causes it and how to prevent it. If you’re experiencing any of these issues, you’ll want to set up an appointment here today.
People often get hurt when they’re trying to change their golf swing. Sometimes grip strength is weak, so they’re overusing the muscles in their forearms. This leads to excess pressure on the elbows and may result in shoulder pain as well. Instead of driving with the hip and torso, they’re overpowering with their arms. The solution here may be to work on grip strength and improve the strength in the rotator cuff.
If you’re golfing regularly, you should be working out with weights.