This beautiful weather means the most important season is upon us here in Naples: prime golf season. As golf courses all over Naples begin to fill up with excited golfers ready to lower last year’s handicap, it’s important to play safe to avoid injury. That’s why we’ve listed some tips to help you avoid golf injuries and remain in peak performance.
Don’t overdo it
This is good advice for both your swing and the amount of time you spend playing. Swinging too fast can often cause stress on your joints, and the knees are especially prone to golf-related sports injuries. Taking a break from your game gives your body time to heal and recover. Take at least one day off from golfing a week.
Stretch & Exercise
Strength, flexibility, and endurance are not only essential to your golf game, they are crucial to maintaining your physical health. Stronger muscles and greater flexibility help you avoid injury.
- Take the time to warm up
- Start slow
Learn the proper swing
Training your body to swing correctly is essential to avoiding injury. Neck, back, and forearm strain, joint stress, and knee, elbow, and ankle injury can all occur from the wrong technique. Luckily, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a local golf instructor to help learn posture and swing here in Naples.
- Always be cautious when lifting your clubs
- Wear the proper shoes
The Mayo Clinic has a full list of tips here.
If you have experienced a sports injury, you can count on the Sports Injury Specialists of NASA Orthopedics to provide cutting-edge treatment. Our aim is to develop a customized treatment approach that returns you to the enjoyment of your favorite physical activities quickly and safely.