Already in the Ancient age It is known that among the Romans a game was popular in which a ball made of feathers and a curved stick was used, but golf, as it has survived, was popularized by the Scots between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. . Currently in Spain we have almost 400 golf courses and we approach the 275,000 federal licenses.
GolfConfidential.- For those who do not understand, this sport has a reputation for being quiet and requires little physical activity, however physical condition is very important to prevent injuries, since a round of golf involves between 7 and 10 kilometers of course, about 4 or 5 hours of play and about 70 to 120 shots on a ball, without training routines, warm-ups Stretching injuries are the order of the day. The age factor is also important as in Spain almost 70% of golfers are over forty.
They need neither more nor less than 124 muscles, tendons and bones to perform a swing, and this repetitive movement, if we do not have a very refined technique, can DAAR our musculoskeletal system, as being a rotating movement the joints suffer significantly.
The most common injuries in golf are:
– Golfer’s elbows. It is a tendinitis when the muscles of this part of the body are inserted. It has an incidence around 60% of golfers, and usually chronicles when not treated correctly. Stretching and good hydration are essential to prevent this injury
– Shoulder injuries. Problems usually occur in the supraspinatus tendon, better known as rotator cuff, are common in players who have a very fast swing, in many cases are not treated properly and tend to become chronic making this fun sport a constant nuisance.
Back injuries. It is perhaps the most common problem in intensive golfers, the strong rotational movement of the intervertebral discs and the muscle bundle that surrounds it, producing scattered pains in the spine that affect the postural condition and reduce our ability to rotate and therefore the distance in the hitch. Fibrillar ruptures by this rotational movement are tremendously common in sporadic players.
-Muscular overloads. Muscle overload is an involuntary and continuous contraction of muscle fibers as a result of excessive exercise or poor performance of an exercise. In golfers, the most common overloads are usually on the shoulder, cheeks or knees.
-Injuries to the Achilles tendon. They are usually tendinitis, but the tendon can also break. These injuries usually occur in patients who are in poor physical shape and do not practice any other type of sport or training.
– Pain in the neck and in the lumbar area if you do not have good technique, a poorly performed movement usually causes pain in the back area.
How can golf injuries be prevented?
-Perfecting the technique, Getting a refined technique and having a good instructor are key pieces in golf injury prevention.
– Keep hydrated, approximately four hours of outdoor sports require good hydration to decrease the chances of suffering from, for example, tendinitis.
-Take care of your fitness, You don’t have to be a bodybuilder or go to the gym to play golf, but if it is true that the stronger and more toned we are the less likely we will have to suffer any injury
– Do stretches at the end of the game and previous warm-ups, it is important that at the beginning and end of the game we warm up and stretch the muscles to give them more flexibility.
Many of the injuries that occur while playing golf are resolved with rest, painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs, knowing that these drugs damage our stomach if we consume them in excess.
Nowadays, thanks to regenerative medicine, a great improvement in the injuries associated with golf is being achieved, and many patients are getting to be able to continue enjoying this sport and not have limitations in their daily lives.
en Cres clinics they have medical professionals who are experts in regenerative medicine who can help you solve your injury and alleviate pain without the need for surgery or hospitalization with very new and effective treatments, using the patient’s own biological material (cells and tissues). there is no possibility of rejection, so many of the complications and adverse effects that can occur with more conventional treatments are significantly minimized. These new regenerative medicine techniques achieve regenerating damaged tissues and are proving to be highly effective in many of the joint and muscle injuries.
Many high-level athletes, known to all, use them systematically, with very good results in their athletic performance.