Common Golfing Injuries
While golf is by no means a contact sport, there are still a number of injuries and subluxations that annually befall thousands of amateur duffers and scratch golfers alike. Professionals and serious golf enthusiasts often sustain injuries due to excessive use of particular joints and muscles, while less experienced golfers tend to suffer similar injuries because of poor technique.
Whichever way they occur, back and joint injuries can keep golfers off the course for weeks or months at a time.
The following are four of the most common golf injuries of the 21st century:
- Golfer’s Elbow – This ailment causes significant discomfort in the elbow region of the arm and is caused by switching between a variety of grips and stances (common among amateurs) or gripping the club too tightly.
- Lower Back Pain – Bending and other “loose movement” during the downswing can cause lower back pain, perhaps the most common golfing injury across all ages and levels of expertise.
- Wrist Pain – Hitting the ball “fat” or taking an excessive number of swings (most commonly experienced during practice) can put a tremendous amount of strain on the wrist, leading to serious discomfort.
- Shoulder Pain – Many golfers use their arms too much when they swing. This causes irritation of the AC joint of the lead (or front) shoulder and can put a golfer on the shelf for weeks as this sensitive area of the body takes the time it needs to heal.
How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help These Injuries
Next to a good caddy, a chiropractic professional is a golfer’s best friend. Every year, more and more golfers turn to these wizards of the spine to help them restore their back, neck, legs, wrists and hands to full working order.
Working with chiropractors who understand golf and the swing mechanics of the sport can be a life-saver. Chiropractors not only help golfers feel better by readjusting and decompressing their spine , but can also provide advice that helps them prevent future injury and even lower their score.
That’s right, a chiropractor can show you how to improve your swing so that it taxes your spine less and helps you develop the kind of effortless motion you see the pros exhibit every week on TV.
Dr. Martin Choi and Dr. Rick Loos: The finest names in chiropractic care for golfers
Golfers seeking the absolute finest chiropractic care for golfing injuries need to know the names Dr. Martin Choi and Dr. Rick Loos.
Dr. Choi and Dr. Loos are two of the country’s leading experts in helping golfers retain good health and getting back on the links. Just how respected are these San Diego-based doctors? Both were chosen to work at the pinnacle of golfing excellence, the U.S. Open. When Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson put their multi-million dollar spines in your care, you must be doing something right!
Both Dr. Choi and Dr. Loos are Golf Injury Certified, having received extensive post-graduate training in the diagnosis and treatment of common golf injuries, back swing analysis, and proper fitness and conditioning. Dr. Choi and Dr. Loos are listed in the Certified Golf Injury Doctory Directory at GolfInjuryDoctors.com.
Both doctors provide state of the art care in a warm environment that lets you know you’re more than just a patient – you’re family.
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