At Dr. Phillips Chiropractic Nutrition and Wellness, we have been sharing the benefits of chiropractic care with San Antonio residents for many years. We apply many treatment techniques, including spinal decompression, cold laser therapy, and massage therapy to treat back and neck pain, nerve pain, soft-tissue injuries, sports and auto injuries, sleep apnea, headaches, and more. Many of our patients enjoy golf and are relieved to know that if a golf injury is to occur they have a reliable chiropractor to turn to.
Types of Golf Injuries
Whether you’re an avid golfer or a newbie, there’s always a chance of an injury when playing golf. While golf isn’t a high-impact or fast-moving sport, several types of injuries can occur while playing including the following.
Our spinal column absorbs a tremendous amount of stress as we move through our days. If you’re not using a golf cart, walking the nine or eighteen holes carrying a bag full of golf clubs can wreak havoc on your back. Many newer style bags have a backpack type of design to more evenly distribute the weight on your back. For people who prefer walking the course, there are pull carts that you can place your bag onto which you can pull behind you. Swinging the club can cause rotational stress on your back, leading to lower back pain or pain between your shoulder blades.
Rotator Cuff Injury
The rotator cuff is the area between the arm and shoulder blades. It can be painful when the stabilizing muscles in this area are overused, aggravated, and inflamed. Worse, though, is when the tendons or muscles in the rotator cuff are torn. This can be debilitating.
Golfer's Elbow, Tennis Elbow and Tendinitis in the Wrists
Golf elbow is tendonitis (inflammation) in the area inside the elbow. It’s caused primarily by overuse or misuse. Tennis elbow is an affliction of the tendons in the outer area of the elbow and the forearm. Tendonitis is also a common occurrence when playing golf.
Twisting and rotating as you swing the club can place excessive pressure on your knees. Poor posture as you walk or play can also impact your knees.
Chiropractic Care for Golf Injuries
Many of the injuries sustained while playing golf can be remedied using the RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevate) or taking an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory. When your pain or injury doesn’t seem to feel better after using RICE or simple medication, consulting with a chiropractor can help you find relief. Chiropractic adjustments help to realign the bones in the spine. Often, a misaligned spine can place pressure on nerves that send pain signals throughout the body. Manual manipulation of an injured area can be very beneficial. Chiropractic care helps alleviate stiff joints and can improve flexibility and joint mobility.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor in San Antonio, TX for Golf Injury Treatment
If you are looking for golf injury treatment in San Antonio, TX, contact Dr. Phillips Chiropractic Nutrition and Wellness today by calling (210) 545-1144.