Golf Injury Treatment at Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic
For many of us, there's nothing more enjoyable than a round of golf, until musculoskeletal aches and pains get in the way. Golf is an athletic activity that makes demands on multiple parts of the body, sometimes resulting in overuse injuries and chronic pain problems that can deprive you of your favorite sport. Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic in Bradenton can help you recover from your golf-related symptoms and protect yourself against future golf injuries.
Back Pain, Elbow Pain, and Other Complaints
Golf might appear relatively sedate compared to some other athletic pursuits, but in fact it requires a fine combination of balance, coordination, muscle strength, and flexibility. It's no wonder, then, that golfers frequently develop discomfort related to their regular practices, friendly rounds and/or tournament play. Overdoing it on the golf course, or playing with an unbalanced body, can cause problems such as:
- Golfer's elbow - Golfer's elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, is an inflammation of tendon on the inside of the elbow where it attached to a bony protrusion called an epicondyle. Repeatedly swinging a golf club can place unnatural stress on this tendon, causing chronic inflammation and pain.
- Back and hip pain - Golfers's backs and hips undergo a great deal of twisting from swing to swing. This can strain the muscles and ligaments, especially if a preexisting spinal misalignment already has you off-balance.
- Knee pain - Your knees take quite a beating as you spend endless hours walking the golf course, not to mention the forces they must withstand as you swing. Tendinitis, osteoarthritis, and other knee problems may result.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome - Keeping a constant grip on your golf club can lead to inflammation and swelling in your wrist, resulting in carpal tunnel syndrome.
Natural Relief Provided by Our Bradenton Chiropractor
Our Bradenton chiropractor, Dr. Nichols, can evaluate your knee structure, spinal alignment, stance, gait, and other factors involved in your golf injury. You may need chiropractic adjustments to normalize your spinal alignment, which in turn can relieve back pain and reduce strain on your weight-bearing joints. Elbow or wrist adjustments may also be helpful. In addition to chiropractic care, we may recommend treatment measures such as massage therapy to help your soft tissue heal, as well as physical therapy to correct postural problems and rehabilitate injured tissues.
We Can Help Get You Back on the Golf Course
Don't let a golf injury get worse and worse until you can't even play anymore. Call (941) 739-2900 to make an appointment with our Bradenton chiropractor. We can help get you back on the course!