Common Areas at Risk for Golfing Injuries!
Many people in South Florida are avid Golfers. There are country clubs and golf courses as far as you can hit a ball. But many people aren’t conscious of how at-risk they are when golfing. To understand how golfing injuries happen, we need to define the mechanics of proper play and how it can affect the areas in use.
The Mechanics of Golfing
Golfing composes of two predominant motions, walking or riding, and swinging or putting. Most professionals recommend slightly bending your knees before raising the club roughly 145 degrees of arms reach before hammering it down and following through, easing your ankles and knees through the process.
Effective power hits are done by doing this in a fluidic motion. But, the three primary areas are all at risk if improperly handled.
The areas Affected
The Arms (Shoulders, Elbows, Wrist) – The angle of the arms can put strain on the ribs and the chest muscles, but it can also put strain on the shoulders, elbows, and wrist in what is commonly called Golfer’s Elbow.
The Hips and Groin – The next area that often happens is injuries with the sacroiliac joints and the outer hips. With the newer guys, they will often focus on the speed as opposed to maintaining the technique and stance. When this happens, there is unneeded stress placed on the hips and groin which can often result in injury.
The Ankle and Knee – Finally and following up on the hips and groin are the ankle and knees which can follow in the same problem. The largest at-risk factor would be the knee which can easily catch torsion.
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