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10 of the Most Common Golf Injuries.

10 of the Most Common Golf Injuries.

10 of the Most Common Golf Injuries.

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Because golf is not a contact sport, everyone thinks that golf is an injury-free sport.  But think about it.  We contort our bodies into positions that are not natural to the human frame or muscular structure at the speeds of a sprinter doing the 100-yard dash!  All of us are prone to some injuries from our feet to our ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, neck, wrists, and fingers. We are all prone to some injuries while we play our favorite sport.  Brent Kelley, reporting for golf.about.com and using the knowledge of Larry Foster, M.D., F.A.A.O.S, gives us 10 Most Common Golf Injuries and how to prevent them.  Read on!

What are the most common injuries suffered by golfers? How do you recognize them, what are the available treatments, and what are some ways you can minimize their impact? Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Larry Foster is the author of “Dr. Divot’s Guide to Golf Injuries,” and with his help, here are the conditions most likely to affect golfers. Click the links to Dr. Foster’s recap of each injury’s characteristics.

1.  Back Pain.

The golf swing (not to mention the hunched-over putting stance many of us get into) puts great stress on the golfer’s back, so it’s no surprise back pain is the most common problem for golfers. Back pain in golfers might be mechanical or disc-related, arthritis-related, or caused by a stress fracture, among other possible causes. More »

2.  Tennis Elbow / Golfer’s Elbow.

Tennis elbow is an inflammation, soreness, or pain on the outside of the upper arm near the elbow. Golfer’s elbow is an inflammation, soreness or pain on the inside of the upper arm near the elbow. Tennis elbow is actually more common among golfers than golfer’s elbow. More »
10 of the Most Common Golf Injuries.

Shoulder pain was bothering Paula Creamer during the 2013 HSBC Champions. Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images


3.  Shoulder Pain.

Shoulder pain in a golfer might be caused by any of several different underlying conditions, including: rotator cuff tendinitis, or a tear or impingement in the rotator cuff; A-C joint arthritis; or instability in the joint.
Thanks for reading – 10 of the Most Common Golf Injuries.  I did not know golf was such a tough sport!

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