Top Golf-Related Injuries Treated by Steveston Physiotherapists

April 25th, 2023
Top Golf-Related Injuries Treated by Steveston Physiotherapists

With the weather warming up and the rain subsiding, many Steveston and Richmond residents are excited for their upcoming round at Richmond Golf Club, Mylora Golf Club, Savage Creek, or Country Meadows.

Although golf is a great way to stay active and get outdoors, the overextension and body rotation occurring during the swinging motion is not natural. Even professional golfers, such as Tiger Woods, who has impeccable form, still suffer from injuries.

The good news is that treating golf-related injuries is not too difficult, as long as you are mindful of the types of injuries that commonly occur during golfing.

Back Pain

The golf swing involves a lot of bending and muscle strain due to the repetitive motion as you contort your body. If you do not stretch and take precautions when experiencing back pain, you can strain muscles and even herniate a disc in your lower back.

We can help minimize back pain through stretches and exercises that target pain points and relieve stress.

Wrist & Elbow Pain

The wrist and elbow are active and engaged during the swinging motion but can often experience overextension and inflammation due to the strong force caused on ligaments as you roll your wrist over on the follow-through.

Some of the most common wrist and elbow injuries are Medial epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow), Extensor Carpi Ulnaris (ECU), and Dorsal Rim Impaction Syndrome (DRIS), which can all occur over time and cause pain, muscle tightness, and tissue damage.

Treatment for wrist and elbow injuries includes rest, ice, compression, and physiotherapy exercises.

These conditions are just a couple of injuries that can occur at the nearby courses. If you are experiencing sports injury pain in your back, elbow, shoulder, or rotator cuff, contact Steveston Physiotherapy immediately. Our team can alleviate pain and get you back onto the course in no time.     

Steveston Physiotherapy is a family-owned clinic focused on providing custom exercises and activities to ensure optimal recovery. We work closely with a small list of patients to prevent injuries, manage acute conditions, and minimize chronic pain.