Many people injure themselves simply because they do not stretch. A survey showed that more than half of the golfers who warmed up for 10 minutes or more before golfing had fewer than half the injuries than those who did not warm up. Another cause of injuries is the fact that golf is a repetitive sport. For this reason alone, many strains occur with the shoulder, neck, back, ankles and other areas of the body.
Because of the movement involved in a quick swing, the twisting motion of your spine, hips and knee, it’s very necessary to warm up those joints. Be sure to incorporate core strengthening and a good warm-up routine to avoid injury.
Common Orthopedic Conditions
Orthopedic care addresses a wide range of injuries and conditions. Some specific injuries and diseases our orthopedic specialists treat include:
- Bicep tendonitis, frozen shoulder and shoulder separation
- Dislocated hips, bursitis and tears in the tissues surrounding your hip, such as cartilage tears or labral tears
- Foot and ankle conditions, such as fractures, sprains and Achilles tendinitis
- Knee pain from osteoarthritis, tendinitis or rheumatoid arthritis
- Nerve injury, arthritis or fractures that affect your hand and wrist
- Orthopedic conditions in children, including scoliosis, leg length discrepancies and bone tumors
- Repetitive motion injuries like bursitis or carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow, as well as dislocations and fractures of the elbow joint
Healing Your Pain, Safely
Your orthopedic specialist has a full suite of options to help you heal if a sports injury does occur — everything from medications to the most minimally invasive surgery to other procedures. Some of the orthopedic treatments we offer include:
- Casting and bandaging
- Cortisone injections
- Interventional pain management
- Joint replacement implants or joint replacement surgery
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Physical therapy
- Reconstructive surgery
Getting Back on the Links
For many people, golf is a relaxing hobby — something they can do to de-stress. But when the very hobby you choose for relaxation is causing you pain and injuries, it’s time to seek help from the whole-health experts.
We’re here to help. Visit www.AdventHealthOrthoInstitute.com to learn more.