Alongside, hockey, golf is one of the fastest-growing sports in the Netherlands. Of the many people who play golf, a relatively high percentage has little or no experience with the exertions of sport. Although more and more young people are starting to play golf, the average age is still high. To date there are no precise figures about the numbers of injuries in golf. This is partly because the number is not high and/or serious..

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
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.

Wrist
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.

Shoulder
Nowhere are the shoulder problems which can occur as a result of golf specifically described, but they are mainly overuse injuries. The combination of wear due to age in the shoulder joints, the relatively long club and poor technique can cause overloading of the shoulder joint.

Back
It is not possible to identify a specific back problem caused by golf. Possible back problems caused by golf are the result of a combination of factors. Such as the length of a round of golf, carrying the golf bag full of clubs or pushing/pulling the trolley of golfing equipment, hitting the ball with a relatively long club and walking on unmetalled surfaces for a long period.
Recommended preventive measures are wearing good golf shoes, employing the right techniques and ensuring you use the most suitable equipment.

Knee and hip
Knee and hip injuries caused by golf are often the result of overload. This is itself caused by a combination of (mild) wear (due to age) in the knee and hip joint in combination with the length of a round of golf on an unmetalled surface.
Good shoes and sufficient recovery time after a round of golf can prevent serious problems. To support the knee, wearing a Push Sports Knee Brace can help.

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