For an 18-hole round of golf, you can easily take 3.5 to 5 hours (5-6 km), which for many people represents considerable exertion. Another common cause of injuries is the lack of the right technique. Among regular golfers, overuse due to training and/or wear due to age are often the causes. The most commonly occurring golf injury is a back injury followed by golfer’s elbow and shoulder and wrist injuries. Knee, ankle and hip injuries can also occur.
Golfer’s elbow (medical term epicondylitis medialis) is an inflammation or irritation of the attachment point of the tendons on the inside of the elbow joint. Golfer’s elbow is generally the result of overloading the flexors of the wrist. This injury causes pain at the attachment point of these muscles on the inside of the elbow. Wearing a Push Sports Elbow Brace can reduce the pain.
This injury is caused by the wrong technique when hitting the ball. Advice or lessons from a ‘pro’ (golf trainer) is recommended following an injury of this kind.
Overuse or tendinopathy of one of the tendons around the wrist is fairly common. Both on the dominant and the non-dominant side. If the muscles of the wrist offer insufficient stability when hitting a ball, the tendons can be damaged due to overstretching. In addition, in golf, hitting the ground can cause a wrist injury. Wearing a Push Sports Wrist Brace can help to stabilise the wrist giving the damaged tissue an opportunity to recover. The brace can also be worn outside sport, in the immediate aftermath of the injury.