You love everything about golf and spend every spare moment on a golf course. If you aren't challenging friends to 18 holes of friendly competition, you are practicing your swing over and over again. One day you draw back your golf club for a mighty shot over a water feature, then it happens. Agonizing pain rips through your back, elbow, shoulders or wrists. You have to leave the game immediately and the problem persists days after the injury. This is when you should consider chiropractic care.
Chiropractic Care for Golf Injuries
Golf injuries can impact any part of the body, but the back, wrist and elbow can be more severely affected. Chiropractic care can help relieve the pain and discomfort caused by these injuries. Your chiropractor will manipulate your spine, joints and extremities to realign your body and reduce pressure on the nerves in these areas.
Passive physiotherapy and recommendations for specific exercises are often suggested for patients suffering from golf related injuries. In addition, depending on the type of injury, your chiropractic technician may recommend flexibility and cardiovascular training to help reduce tension that builds in the injured area.
Tips to Prevent Injuries during Your Golf Swing
Chiropractic care is only part of the solution. In order to prevent aggravating your current injuries and developing new ones, pay attention to maintaining correct posture during your golf swing. This has the added advantage of improving your game, since correct posture provides a mechanical advantage. It also alleviates the strain on those parts of your body most vulnerable to golf injuries.
Avoid exercises that twist your spine. Opt for exercises that improve agility in your hips and shoulders instead.
When you move your body smoothly in the manner in which it was designed, you can get a lot more power behind your swing and watch the golf ball soar over the fairways.