Golf Injuries Of The Upper Extremites

Staying with the topic of the increase of Summertime Injuries, these can manifest themselves in some unlikely places. Like the golf course for instance?  Yes, its true, how many times have you heard it from your  friends, or perhaps you’ve experienced it yourself where your having a pretty good game, the clubs seem to be your  friend today, but when you go to take that swing to lay-up on the green, you suddenly feel a twinge in your  shoulder, or your back?  Why?

Golf has always held an intense interest for a lot of people. But it seems that an increasing popularity has grown over the past several years, and with this heightened enthusiasm has come an increased awareness of the significant number of injuries associated with playing golf. While back injuries represent the most commonly injured specific body part, upper extremity injuries are most frequent overall and the most likely to result in loss of play.

Patterns of injury differ based on level of play and time spent playing or practicing golf. Among golf professionals, the hand/wrist is the most commonly injured upper extremity structure. Among amateurs, the elbow is most commonly injured. The vast majority of upper extremity injuries are due to overuse. Age, ability, equipment, and swing mechanics also play contributing roles. Most upper extremity golf injuries can be successfully treated with appropriate cessation or modification of play, anti-inflammatory modalities, applying ice treatments and rehabilitation. Surgical treatment is rarely required, but if needed can prove successful in a high percentage of patients.

Applying ice however, while providing relief, it also comes with the mess and limitations of your being anchored to a chair or bed while the ice treatment is being applied.  Using the Physicool Bandage  allows you to  experience Cold Therapy in the best possible way.  The Physicool bandage can be applied to specific areas of your  body, where the pain is the greatest. And with the velcro strip that is included with the bandage, your able to secure it in place, so it stays in place.  Allowing some freedom of movement while allowing the cooling evaporation of the alcohol soaked bandage to provide a cold penetrating evaporation to take place, which will provide relief to that nagging pain.

In suffering from a Shoulder ailment, you may have damaged, or perhaps strained your  Rotator Cuff. This is done by causing the tendons to pull away from the bone or tear down the middle. Athletes susceptible to rotator cuff tears include: baseball players (especially pitchers), swimmers, tennis players, and golfers, besides others, who participate in various sports, where supplied stress is placed on these series of tendons.

Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation (PRICE) is one of the most recommended approaches for the management of rotator cuff injuries. The aim is to minimize hemorrhage, swelling, inflammation and pain, to provide the best conditions for healing to take place.

 


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