Many people do not know how to avoid injuries while playing golf and sometimes they have serious injuries. Here are some tips for you:
How to avoid the risk of golf injuries
Injuries related to neck
Injury in the neck usually happens to most new players when there are a few lessons that are taught to keep the golf ball head on. In fact, keeping the head at one point even when the ball has risen will affect more or less the top of the spine behind the nape.
After contacting the ball, the body will be almost in a state of rotation and towards the target, keeping the head to stay too long will limit the movement of the shoulder and with repeated repetitive injuries on the back, shoulders or neck will be inevitable.
Hands and fingers
The folding handle is the only contact between the body and the golf club, holding the club in the right way will help the fingers not to be injured such as broken bones, deformed or blistering fingers. The fingers when tightening will also cause the wrist to stiffen and thus the natural splash force when the stick is about to contact the ball will be greatly reduced.
Therefore, you need to learn how to hold the stick correctly right from the start of practice, take care of your hands regularly to keep the softness of your hands.
Legs and ankles
Injuries to the legs and ankles often occur when you make the swing movements incorrectly, not contacting the ball or using too much force to create a sudden tension. This will lead to a sprained tendon in ankle bones and feet. Therefore, wearing golf shoes properly and improving swing is one of the ways to prevent these injuries.
Other tips avoid injuries
- Train the strength of major muscle groups such as forearms, hands, back, abdomen; Joint flexibility and strength.
- Warm up at least 10 minutes before exercising or playing, especially stretching muscles and swing movements, rotate gently, use short iron and then long sticks, gradually increase the twisting of the body.
- Note that amateur players should not twist their bodies like professional athletes because they are very vulnerable to injury due to the stamina of the body.
- Choose sticks of the right length, large handles that are more suitable and softer.
- Must be guided by the standard technical movements of professional coaches.
- Have a reasonable exercise and rest routine.
- Know the proper management of injuries properly. If ineffective, be consulted or examined immediately by a sports medicine specialist to be diagnosed and treated properly and effectively to avoid sequelae or pain or loss of chronic function.
- While playing, you should eat less, slowly and gradually. In addition, you should drink small sips every 15 – 30 minutes even if you are not thirsty. After the competition, you should eat something immediately to prevent an energy
Above are some tips to help you avoid risk while playing golf. We hope they are useful to you and you can have a great golf day without injuries.