Navigation Links
Stay on Par this Golf Season, Injury Free
Date:5/19/2009

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:

  • There were more than 103,000 golf-related injuries treated in doctors' offices, clinics and emergency rooms in 2007, which incurred a total cost of approximately $2.4 billion in medical, work-loss, pain and suffering, and legal fees.
  • Golfers most often suffer from hand tenderness or numbness; shoulder, back and knee pain; golfer's elbow; and wrist injuries, such as tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome.

"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:

  • Newer golfers should take lessons and begin participating in the sport gradually.
  • Practice on real turf instead of rubber mats, when possible.
  • Dress for comfort and protection from the elements. Make sure to wear the appropriate golf shoes: ones with short cleats are best.
  • Do not hunch over the ball too much; it may predispose you to neck strain and rotator cuff tendinitis.
  • Avoid golfer's elbow -- which is caused by a strain of the muscles in the inside of the forearm - by performing wrist and forearm stretching exercises and not overemphasizing your wrists when swinging.

About AAOS

Become a Fan of AAOS on Facebook

Tweet with the AAOS


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. This Holiday Season, Teach Your Kids the Science of How Drinking Alcohol Can Hurt Them
2. This Holiday Season, Give a Gift that Does a World of Good
3. This Thanksgiving Season, Lifespring Health is Helping You Donate While You Shop
4. During Cold and Flu Season, Dont Get Caught Dirty Handed
5. Discovery Healths NATIONAL BODY CHALLENGE Weighs in for a Sixth Season, Urging Americans to Break up With Bad Habits
6. Kids and Their Families Are Hit Hardest During Flu Season, According to Thomson Reuters Study
7. Swing That Bat Into Baseball Season, Injury Free
8. Just in Time for Travel Season, Specialty Travel Companies Cement Partnership
9. Saline Reduces Mortality for Brain Injury Patients
10. New Study Reports High Injury Rates for Hotel Workers, Even Higher Rates for Women and Nonwhites
11. Swelling After Knee Injury May Hinder Healing
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... Donna Parker, L. Ac. reads ... not found any of them to be very practical. She wanted to write a ... make changes in their health. It prompted her in writing “ A Clear Path ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... “The Saint with Trin, ... Trin, and Omega Station” is the creation of published author, Chris Jackson. Chris ... where he works in the Dallas Independent School District teaching English. He is heavily ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... , ... April 24, 2017 , ... ... development of next generation neuro-thrombectomy systems for the treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke ... its ANCD BRAIN device as the product advances towards regulatory and clinical phases. ...
(Date:4/22/2017)... , ... April 22, 2017 , ... Ecommerce sales have ... States estimated to be $394.9 billion. The consequences of rapid innovation and growth ... the limits of technology, it is every business and individual’s job to give something ...
(Date:4/22/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The San Juan Capistrano summer camp team at the Boys and ... for summer camps to provide physical activities for all campers. To read the report, ... , With an increase in specialty camps that focus on what the report terms as ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017  Sorrento Therapeutics, ... antibody-centric, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing new treatments for ... the closing of its previously announced underwritten public ... at a public offering price of $2.00 per ... estimated offering expenses payable by Sorrento.  The net ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... 2017  Novartis today announced the publication of ... and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes ... with treatment-naïve severe aplastic anemia (SAA) achieved complete ... at the initiation of and concurrently with standard ... sequential treatment groups, or cohorts. Cohort 3 added ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... 2017 Cogentix Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CGNT), a ... Uro/Gyn and Gynecology markets with innovative and proprietary products, ... March 31, 2017 after the market close on Tuesday, ... host a conference call and webcast to discuss its ... 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (3:30 p.m. Central ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: