Navigation Links
Good Golf Form Can Improve Game and Prevent Pain
Date:6/6/2009

Experts offer tips to minimize golf-related injuries

SATURDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Golf may appear to be easier on the body than many other sports, but don't be fooled.

Poor form and technique can lead to injuries of the bones, muscles or joints, warns the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, which cited federal statistics showing that medical professionals treated more than 103,000 golf-related injuries in 2007.

"Golfers -- especially beginners, who haven't learned proper techniques yet -- are more susceptible to injuries from overuse and poor mechanics," Dr. Jon B. Tucker, an orthopedic surgeon and AAOS spokesman, said in a news release. "It's important for golfers to regularly participate in a muscle-conditioning program to reduce the risk of common golf injuries."

The maladies include hand tenderness or numbness; pain in the shoulder, back, knee or elbow, and wrist injuries, such as tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome, according to statistics from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

To help prevent injuries that will keep you off the links, the AAOS recommends:

  • Taking lessons, especially if you are new to the sport, to learn the basic techniques. Beginners should also ease into regular playing to avoid overuse injuries.
  • Practicing on real grass when feasible instead of rubber mats, like those found on driving ranges.
  • Wearing clothes that offer comfort and protection from the weather conditions. Golf shoes with short cleats will help with stability.
  • Avoiding neck strain and rotator cuff problems by not hunching over your ball too often or too much when studying your shots.
  • Stretching the wrists and forearms properly before and during play and not overemphasizing your wrists during your swing.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about golf safety.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, news release, May 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Sacramento Plastic Surgeon Charles Perry, MD Embraces Innovative Technologies to Improve Appearance and Self-Esteem
2. Compressus Delivers Imaging Productivity & Efficiency Improvements in Next Generation MEDxConnect(TM) Workflow Management Solution
3. QIO Support Accelerates Hospital Improvement in Heart Care, Researchers Find
4. WellStar Health System Deploys 11,000 Users on SuccessFactors in the Enterprise Cloud for Increased Employee Retention and Improved Business Results
5. Alere Executives Present National Health Improvement Strategy to Congressional and Industry Leaders
6. Improved DNA stool test could detect digestive cancers in multiple organs
7. Go Red For Women(R) Launches 12-Week Program to Improve Heart Health and Save Lives
8. Deep Sleep May Improve Colonoscopy Results
9. New Technique May Improve Early Cervical Cancer Treatment
10. Back to normal: Surgery improves outcomes for spine patients
11. Study shows drug combination improves outcome for advanced non-small cell lung cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Good Golf Form Can Improve Game and Prevent Pain
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States and ... of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have six ... years in the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and carrier ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The ... demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults 50+, ... to meet the highest standard. , These products are also: Gluten Free, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Maryland (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... magnetic drug delivery system that we intend to develop to enable prevention of ... can lead to severe hearing loss, especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... On Saturday, October 21, the ... – Miles by Moonlight to raise money for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. ... , Teams will work together to keep their treadmills moving for 5 hours. Treadmills ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... the latest in wound care advancements to physician colleagues, skilled nursing facility medical ... titled, "Navigating the Treacherous Waters of Wound Care." , "At many of these ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities across Massachusetts ... , by offering no-cost* flu shots through the end of the month. ... health insurance regulations. ... to get a flu shot is by the end of October, according ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, ... 8th Day Software and Consulting, LLC , and named ... 8th Day Software, based in Tennessee , ... 8th Day expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for health care ... "In an interoperable ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... -- AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the combined central specialty pharmacy and ... manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), today officially began the ... of new signage at its headquarters in ... few other company-owned facilities across the country. This also ... whom will begin to see the AllianceRx Walgreens Prime ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: