While golf isn’t considered a high-impact sport, it can still create the risk of injury. Pain while playing golf can significantly lower your enjoyment of the game, so making it important to get treated for injuries as soon as possible.
If you’re experiencing an injury from playing golf, chiropractic care can help you heal, manage pain, and regain strength in the injured area. Here at Wasserman Chiropractic, we have decades of experience in providing chiropractic care for golf injuries. We’ll help you make a fast recovery and get back out on the course.
Common Golf Injuries
Repetitive motions and overuse of certain muscles while playing golf can lead to injuries. Some of the most common injuries experienced by golfers are:
Back pain is common among people from all walks of life, not just golfers. However, since golf involves a lot of time spent in a bent-over position, pressure on the spine can lead to chronic back pain in golfers.
Rotator cuff injuries
The repeated motion of swinging a golf club can strain the rotator cuff over time. This may cause bursitis, tendinitis, or other injuries involving the rotator cuff.
Tendinitis in the wrist
Repetitive motions of the wrist while swinging a golf club may also lead to wrist tendinitis. With this injury, the tendons in the wrist become inflamed or irritated, leading to pain and tenderness.
The start of a swing in golf involves a rotation of the hips, which can strain the knee. Over time, as strain on the knee increases, the risk of a serious knee injury, such as a sprained or torn ligament, also rises.
How Chiropractic Care Can Heal Golf Injuries
Chiropractic methods including manipulation, massage, and various rehabilitation methods can speed up your recovery from a golf injury. These chiropractic treatments are designed to restore strength, flexibility, joint mobility, and balance after an injury. By retraining the body to reduce strain on the joints and soft tissues, chiropractic care can not only support injury recovery, but also long-term injury prevention.
Chiropractic Treatments For Back Pain in Golfers
For golfers who experience back pain, chiropractic care can be particularly helpful. Chiropractors focus on realigning the spine to reduce the pressure on the spinal nerves. Chiropractic treatments like nonsurgical spinal decompression can relieve back pain in golfers by stretching and realigning the spine to reduce pressure on the spinal nerves, discs, and other spinal structures.
Through functional rehabilitation, physical therapy, massage therapy, and decompression therapy, the skilled team at Wasserman Chiropractic can help you make a full recovery from a golf injury. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!