• What are common golf injuries?

    Although golf is a low-impact sport, it’s associated with several injuries. Many golfing-related injuries are a result of poor mechanics or overuse. The most commonly injured area is the lower back. Other injured areas can include the elbow, wrist and hand, and shoulder.

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    Dr. Grant Lum, MD, CCFP, Dip Sports Med, Sports Medicine Physician, discusses Why Golf Injuries Are Common and How You Can Prevent Them
    Dr. Grant Lum, MD, CCFP, Dip Sports Med, Sports Medicine Physician, discusses Why Golf Injuries Are Common and How You Can Prevent Them
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    Dr. Bert Perey, MD, FRCPC, Orthopedic Surgeon, discusses tennis- golf elbow symptoms and treatment including surgical options.
    Dr. Bert Perey, MD, FRCPC, Orthopedic Surgeon, discusses tennis- golf elbow symptoms and treatment including surgical options.
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    Johnny Yiu, physiotherapist, discusses shoulder impingement in golf.
    Johnny Yiu, physiotherapist, discusses shoulder impingement in golf.
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    Johnny Yiu, physiotherapist, discusses What To Do About Hip Pain When You Are Playing Golf
    Johnny Yiu, physiotherapist, discusses What To Do About Hip Pain When You Are Playing Golf
  • Why Golf Injuries Are Common and How You Can Prevent Them

    Most people consider golf to be a pretty safe sport, but in fact there are lots of injuries associated with it.

    One of the reasons for that is there are lots of people who play golf maybe once a week. They aren’t really doing a lot of physical activity in between their times when they go out and play. And as a consequence they probably have lots of tightness in their muscles. They’re not really prepared for their activity.

    So as part of a prevention program to reduce the likelihood of golf injuries, a proper stretching program, a strengthening program, these sort of things are really important.

    One of the commonest injuries people see in golf would be golfer’s elbow. It’s an inflammation of the muscles in the forearm where they attached on the elbow. And that is often a consequence of things like gripping the club too hard.

    There are also commonly injuries to the back playing golf. Most of the time when people are swinging, if they don’t have very good biomechanics or if they’re not particularly strong in their core, then that could lead to acute injuries like disc injuries, facet joint injuries, sacroiliac joint injuries. These are all actually quite common in golfers.

    If you’re a golfer and you’re concerned about preventing injuries or if you have a golf injury, there are various treatment options available to you.

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    Presenter: Dr. Grant Lum, Sports Medicine Physician, Toronto, ON

    Now Health Network  Local Practitioners: Sports Medicine Physician

  • Shoulder Impingement in Golf

    Yes, shoulder impingement is quite common in people who play baseball due to the repetitive overhand nature of the sport.

    Shoulder impingement is basically a pinching of the structures on the anterior side of the shoulder in what we call the subacromial space. What baseball players typically feel in the shoulder is a pain when they do any type of overhead movements.

    There's something called the painful arch which is between 70 to 120 degrees which they feel the pain on the front of their shoulder. Physiologically, there are two common structures that get pinched or pressed up against the shoulder, and it's either the bursa or the shoulder or the rotator cuff muscles of the shoulder.

    It is important to see a physiotherapist or a doctor to look at your shoulder because there is a variety of different structure that may be injured in the shoulder that may be causing your impingement pain. Often seeing a local family physician or a physiotherapist in conjunction with a registered dietitian and athletic therapist is a great option to take control of this condition. Smart Food Now and exercise is also optominal for overall health.

    Presenter: Mr. Johnny Yiu, Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC

    Orthopedic Surgeon

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