Almost 25 million people play golf in the United States. That is a lot of potential for sports injuries. Like most sports, golf can be hard on the human body. If you are feeling pain from sports injuries that are interfering with your ability to enjoy your time on the links, it is time to visit Dr. Michael Wilson of Kosak Chiropractic in Fairfield, CA.
While golf is not a contact sport and is probably not the first one that comes to mind when thinking about sports injuries, many parts of the body can become injured, especially in avid golfers. Joints, especially in the arm, can be injured, as well as muscles and tendons. The shoulder is vulnerable and the back as well. Chiropractors treat the entire body and search for the cause of the pain rather than treating the symptoms.
The positions that golfers stand in as well as the twisting motion of the golf swing put extreme pressure on the back. This can result in pain either in the lower back or between the shoulder blades. To keep your back healthy, you need to keep it strong and that means exercises that work the core and back. Massage therapy, spinal adjustments, and physical therapy along with hot and cold packs can help reduce the pain and get you back to walking the greens.
The shoulder is a complex joint with great mobility, and it is also vulnerable to a variety of injuries. After 18 holes of golf, chances are your shoulder may be sore. Getting a Swedish massage can help to keep your muscles functioning at their peak. A rehabilitative massage can treat sports injuries and speed up recovery time.
Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons. Golfers are prone to both golfer's elbow and tennis elbow. Both of these affect the elbow and the arm and, surprisingly, it is tennis elbow that is more common among golfers. Rest is something that is necessary when you have tendonitis, and you can speed up the recovery with massage and physical therapy. Tendonitis can also occur in the wrist.
You can increase your chances of not sustaining sports injuries when you play golf through exercise and warming up before you head out to play your round of golf.
Contact Dr. Wilson of Kosak Chiropractic in Fairfield, CA with all your sports injuries. You can request an appointment on our website, or you can call (707) 426-1111. Don't hesitate, get in touch with our office today.