Golf Injuries

Golf is a sport that requires a combination of strength, flexibility, and endurance. However, it also poses certain risks for injuries, especially for those who play frequently or without proper technique. At Skare Spine & Performance, we specialize in diagnosing, treating, and preventing golf-related injuries to keep you on the course and performing your best.

Here’s a look at common golf injuries and how our sports chiropractic services in Rochester, MN, can help.

Common Golf Injuries

Lower Back Pain

  • Cause: The repetitive twisting motion of the golf swing can strain the lower back muscles, discs, and joints. The golf swing is a full-body event, and the kinetic chain is extremely important. It requires proper hip mobility, low back stability, thoracic (midback) and cervical (neck) mobility, and shoulder stability. If any of these areas are lacking, it can cause stress on the body, most often in the lower back.
  • Symptoms: Sharp or dull pain in the lower back, stiffness, and limited range of motion.
  • Our Approach: We use chiropractic adjustments to restore joint motion, functional rehabilitation exercises to strengthen core muscles, and soft tissue techniques to relieve muscle tension. This comprehensive approach helps alleviate pain and improve mobility.

Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

  • Cause: Overuse and repetitive stress on the tendons and muscles of the forearm.
  • Symptoms: Pain and tenderness on the inside of the elbow, weakness in the wrist, and difficulty gripping objects.
  • Our Approach: We provide dry needling to target trigger points and reduce inflammation, soft tissue techniques to loosen the muscles, and specific exercises to strengthen the forearm muscles, promoting faster recovery and preventing recurrence.

Shoulder Injuries

  • Cause: The golf swing involves a lot of shoulder movement, which can lead to rotator cuff injuries, tendinitis, or impingement syndrome.
  • Symptoms: Pain in the shoulder, especially when lifting the arm, weakness, and limited range of motion.
  • Our Approach: We use Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) exercises to improve shoulder stability, chiropractic care to enhance joint function, and functional rehabilitation to strengthen the shoulder muscles, ensuring comprehensive recovery.

Knee Pain

Wrist Injuries

  • Cause: Repetitive use of the wrist during the golf swing can lead to tendinitis or wrist sprains.
  • Symptoms: Pain and tenderness in the wrist, swelling, and difficulty moving the wrist.
  • Our Approach: We offer dry needling and acupuncture to reduce pain and promote healing, specific exercises to strengthen the wrist, and ergonomic advice to prevent future injuries.

How Skare Spine & Performance Can Help Golfers in Rochester, MN

At Skare Spine & Performance, our holistic and individualized approach to treating golf injuries sets us apart from other chiropractic clinics in Rochester, MN.

Here’s how we can help you:

Comprehensive Assessment: We begin with a thorough assessment to understand the root cause of your injury, including a detailed patient history, physical examination, and functional movement analysis.

Personalized Treatment Plans: Based on our assessment, we develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, ensuring that all aspects of your condition are addressed effectively.

Integrated Therapies: We offer a range of integrated therapies, including chiropractic care, functional rehabilitation, dry needling, acupuncture, blood flow restriction, and soft tissue techniques. These therapies work together to provide comprehensive care and promote optimal healing.

Preventive Care: Prevention is key to maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. We provide education and preventive care strategies, such as proper warm-up routines, ergonomic advice, and exercise programs, to help you avoid future injuries.

Enhancing Performance: For golfers looking to improve their performance, we can guide them through exercises and movements that focus on improving strength, flexibility, and stability. These movements are designed to help them achieve their best game while minimizing the risk of injury.

Why Choose Skare Spine & Performance?

Integrated Care: We offer a full spectrum of therapies to address all aspects of your musculoskeletal health, providing more comprehensive and effective care.

Cutting-Edge Techniques: Our commitment to staying at the forefront of chiropractic and rehabilitative care ensures that you receive the latest and most effective treatments available.

Patient-Centered Approach: We develop individualized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs, ensuring that you receive the most appropriate care for your condition.

At Skare Spine & Performance, we are more than just a chiropractic clinic. We are your health partners and are committed to helping you achieve optimal well-being through innovative and holistic care. Whether you are dealing with a golf injury, recovering from surgery, or looking to enhance your athletic performance, we are here to support you every step of the way.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please reach out. Let us help you get back to doing what you love, pain-free and stronger than ever.

Nate Skare

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