Golfers Predisposed to Tendonitis Issues

If you are a golfer, you know the physical movements involved during a round of golf can take its toll on the body.  

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The most common overuse injury we see is “golfer’s elbow.” Unlike tennis elbow, which is pain on the outside part of the elbow, golfer’s elbow is a painful condition on the inside, known as “medial epicondyle.” The muscles that allow you to rotate your hand downwards and flex your wrists and fingers all start as a tendon that originates on the inside part of the elbow. Overuse can result in a painful “tendonitis” that is often associated with a change in golf clubs, technique or increased play.  

…More at How to prevent common golf injuries – MiamiHerald.com  

Another common injury among golfers is knee tendonitis due to the amount of kneeling, as well as the twisting motion endured during a swing movement.

Preventative Medicine:

Some preventitive measures you can take to lessen your chances of injury and types of tendonitis problems are:

  • ensure a proper warm up is completed prior to playing a round of golf
  • make sure you have the proper golf technique
  • perform abdominal core strengthening exercises

Core Strengthening Exercises:

Here is a worthwhile video that will help you strengthen your core muscles and provide you with a much more enjoyable game of golf.