Golf injuries are common when you do not stretch out before playing, or you swing harder than you should. At Anderson Chiropractic in McMurray, we treat patients before they head out on the golf course in an effort to minimize injuries that can occur while golfing. Elbow pain, back pain, or problems with the hips can make it difficult for you to play golf. Routine visits with a chiropractor can make a difference in your ability to avoid an injury.
Pay Attention to Your Form
Golfing well is a skill that is developed over time. If you have poor form when you are swinging, you can cause yourself back pain, or pain in your hips and elbow. If you are new to golf, it will help to work with a golf pro to learn the basic elements of a good golf swing. When your body is in good alignment, you are less likely to suffer an injury from your golf game.
Stretch Out Ahead of Time
Take the time to stretch before you begin your golf game. Pay attention to your lower back, noting any tightness or stiffness in the area. Stretch out your arms, legs, and hips so that you can have a full swing. If you feel yourself tighten up while playing, take a few minutes to stretch again. Many golf injuries are caused when a player tries to swing without having properly warmed up yet.
Pay Attention to Pain
Even the smallest twinge of pain when you are out golfing can lead to an injury if you are not careful. If your lower back twinges after you swing, consider whether it's time to stop playing. You might just have a tight muscle that can be stretched out, or you might have an injury that needs to be managed before it gets worse. Soreness in your hips or elbows can be common from playing golf, and it's important to take care of yourself and stop playing before you get hurt. Chiropractic treatment can help you manage your golf injuries, and will help optimize your mobility to avoid injuries in the first place.
Treatment for Golf Injuries
If you are dealing with elbow, hip, or back pain after golfing, visit Anderson Chiropractic in McMurray. Call us today at (724) 941-5805 and set up an initial appointment to get back out on the course. With the right treatment, you can manage your pain and prevent further injuries while you are out playing golf.