Treatment for Golf Injuries in Bel Air MD
Treatment for Golf Injuries
Prevent – Proper technique along with physical fitness and training are the best defense against all injuries. Chiropractic can keep the body balanced and repair the damage done while playing. Chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, and physical therapy may be utilized for treating damaged muscles and joints.
- Lower inflammation with modalities like ice, ultrasound, and electric stim.
- Chiropractic adjusting to restore alignment and proper joint function
- Physical therapy to include strengthening, range of motion, balance and flexibility; especially correcting any muscle strength imbalance.
- Custom foot orthotics should be used to support the body from the ground up. In fact, with proper, custom orthotics it has been shown that your drive will increase upwards of 20 feet due to increased proprioception.
With back injuries and back pain being some of the most common physical complaints in golf, it’s no wonder many pro-golfers travel with their very own private chiropractors. Some have even been adjusted on the green!
If you’ve been injured with a golf injury? Call us today!
Golf Injuries and Chiropractic
- Back pain
- Knee problems
- Numbness & tingling
- Muscle strain or sprain
- Tares of the ligaments, hamstring/quadriceps pulls, and specifically in female golfers because of the Q-Angle (women have hips).
- Hip strain can result from swinging where the violent twisting motion of the torso with planted feet.
- Other injuries that can affect the hip area include groin pulls, iliotibial band syndrome, and degenerative joint disease.
- Higher up in the body, most injuries involving the arm and arm joints occur at the moment of club impact.
- Shoulder injuries in golf make up 8-18% of all golfing injuries seen. Shoulder injuries are most commonly found in the lead shoulder.
- 1/3 of all golfers suffer elbow injuries – it even has its own name: ‘golfer’s elbow,’ which is essentially the opposite of tennis elbow.
Why do golfers get injured?
- Golf requires forceful, repetitive movements
- Even when done correctly, swinging can put you at risk for pain and injury.
- Muscle weakness & poor posture increase injuries
- Overuse is common in golf as you are swinging in the same motion many many times.
- Poorly fitted shoes do not support the back and spine