Sports Injuries

Treatments and Preventing Golf Injuries


Types of Golf Injury

  • Sprains or Ligament Injuries
  • Wrist Tendonitis
  • Medial Epicondylitis, also known as "Golfers Elbow"
  • Lateral Epicondylitis, also known as "Tennis Elbow"
  • Knee Pain
  • Shoulder (Rotator Cuff)
  • Neck Pain

Treatments Include:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Physical Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Flexion Distraction Joint
  • Disc Decompression
  • Rehab Exercises


Golfers Elbow




Epicondylitis - Inflammation of the tendon, redness, swelling (4-6 weeks)

Epicondylitis - Chronic degeneration of the tendon (6 weeks)



Wrist/Hand

Wrist Tendonitis typically occurs int he leading hand (left hand for a right handed player).

Most common mechanism: Hitting an object other than the ball at impact.



Knee

Meniscus injuries are common with knee pivoting and rotation, and can happen with the golf swing. The Menisci act mostly as shock absorbers for the knee. They deteriorate ove time, especially with arthritis. Symptoms of a meniscus tear are pain, clicking/popping, locking, and giving away of the knee.



Shoulder

Golf shoulder injuries typically fall into 3 basic types: Overuse Injuries, Traumatic Injuries, and Joint degeneration. Golfers experience overuse injuries more often than traumatic injuries because they rely more heavily on their rotater cuff muscles.



Back Pain

Back pain is due to subluxation or herniated disc, or retrolesthesis, sprain strain.