6 Common Golf Injuries
The 6 most common Injuries for Golf injuries
The most common injuries are:
1. Back Pain
The golf swing (due to constant twisting and its explosive power) puts great stress on the golfer's back, making back pain the most common problem for golfers. Research shows that 53% of Male Golfers and 45% of Female Golfers will suffer back pain. Actesso Medical Supports supplies a range of Lower Back Supports that are ideal for Golfers.
2. Tennis Elbow / Golfer's Elbow
Tennis elbow is a condition where the outside of the upper arm near the elbow becomes inflamed, sore or tender. This is a common injury in a number of racquet sports but can occur to almost anyone through overuse and repetitive motion. A support can ease the pain that occurs from this injury but it is also advisable to carry out exercises that strengthen the forearm, upper arm, upper back and shoulders. Golfers elbow occurs on the medial side of the elbow and is less common for Golfers than Tennis Elbow. See our range of Elbow Supports for further information.
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. Active Backs supplies a high quality Shoulder Support that is ideal for these type of injuries.
4. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a repetitive stress disorder that causes the Golfer to experience tingling in the fingers, numb hands, and wrist pain. At its worst, carpal tunnel is extremely painful and sometimes incapacitating. Actesso Medical Supports provides a range of Wrist Supports designed to ease the symptoms of this injury. The carpal tunnel is the passageway on the palmar side of the wrist that connects the forearm to the middle compartment of the deep plane of the palm. Carpal Tunnel syndrome occurs when the cannel narrows and the pressure on the nerve causes it to become entrapped or compressed often as a result of repetitive stress.
5. DeQuervain's Tendinitis
DeQuervain's causes pain in the wrist near the base of the thumb, and is caused by an inflammation in the tendons that control the thumb.
6. Knee Pain
Knee pain in golfers can be caused by any of numerous underlying issues, among them: a torn meniscus; knee arthritis (osteoarthritis), or kneecap pain (chondromalacia).
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