Three reasons people need golf wrist injury treatment

Golf Wrist Injury Treatment

Golf is a sport with a long and illustrious tradition. It may also seem like a sport where injuries are more unlikely than, say, football. However, there are a number of injuries that are common in golfers. One of these injuries is golf wrist injuries, and there are three common reasons that people develop such injuries and need golf wrist injury treatment. 

1.   Overuse

For most amateur players, golf is a seasonal sport that they play in the spring and summer. However, taking the winter off from playing golf can increase your risk of an overuse injury the next time you play. These overuse injuries are actually one of the most common reasons players end up needing golf wrist injury treatment. 

After a long winter without golf, the muscles that support the wrists can be weakened. Some people feel that the best way to build up these muscles is to go out to the driving range for hours early in the spring. Unfortunately, the shock of all this activity that they aren’t ready for is more likely to cause a wrist injury. 

2.   Poor mechanics

Poor playing mechanics is another reason people could require golf wrist injury treatment. Form is very important in golf, and having good form can help you drive balls farther and sink putts with greater frequency. Poor form can have serious consequences for your game and your wrists. 

For example, poor swing mechanics can put more strain on the tendons in your wrist. Over time, this added strain can lead to tendinitis in the wrist, and this condition can cause you lots of pain. Also, it could keep you from playing golf for quite a while, and this is especially true if it isn’t treated as soon as possible. 

3.   Impact trauma

Another common reason people develop golf wrist injuries that need treatment is impact trauma. Most people don’t think of golf as a high-impact sport, but it is for your arms and wrists. After all, it takes a lot of strength to drive even that small ball for long distances. 

Even just impacting the ball with poor form can lead to extra impact on the wrists, and this can increase the risk of a wrist injury. Also, you could strike a rock or other hard object while trying to get your ball out of the rough. This impact can twist your wrists suddenly, which can sprain a muscle or strain a tendon. 

Find effective golf wrist injury treatment at Panther Physical Therapy

At Panther Physical Therapy, we have experience treating golf wrist injuries and many other types of sports injuries. Our team can perform a complimentary screening to determine the root cause of your injury. Then, we’ll build you a personalized therapy plan that may include a combination of physical therapy methods such as: 

Take the next step to get our help with your wrist injury. Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.