Orthopaedic surgeons offer tips to minimize golf-related injuries
ROSEMONT, Ill., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Swinging the club on the open green, hitting the perfect shot and playing in the warm sun are just a few things golfers love about hitting the links. Golfing can be a treat for both the mind and body. However, an injury to the bones, muscles or joints can cast a big shadow over the day. That is why the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) recommends following the proper techniques to prevent golf-related injuries.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:
"People often think of golf as a relatively safe, low-injury game," said orthopaedic surgeon Jon B. Tucker, M.D., and spokesperson for the AAOS. "Golfers -- especially beginners, who haven't learned proper techniques yet -- are more susceptible to injuries from overuse and poor mechanics. It's important for golfers to regularly participate in a muscle conditioning program to reduce the risk of common golf injuries."
Because orthopaedic surgeons not only treat, but try to prevent injuries of the bones, joints and muscles, the AAOS offers the following tips to help prevent golfing injuries:
|SOURCE American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons|
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