Preventing Golf Injuries

Golf is a big part of life around Charleston and along the South Carolina coast. While it is not the most physical of sports by any means, you can still get injuries while playing golf. As in most sports, prevention is the key to avoiding injuries. Advanced Spinal Care is a chiropractic center that can help you heal, or even help you prevent, injuries that are related to golf. Golf is popular in South Carolina, and Dr. Shariff can help you get the most out of golf with preventative care and chiropractic treatment if you do get injured.

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Get Your Body Ready

In any sport, you need to warm your body up before actually playing the game. Golf is the same. Swinging a golf club is an intense move that uses every muscle in your body. You should get loosened up before you start swinging. It is important to start slowly. Practice, but don't overdo it even while practicing. Strengthen your muscles and build up your endurance to get in better shape to play. Stretching improves range of motion, helps your body get warmed up, and can make your swing smoother. Getting your body in shape can prevent injuries and improve your game at the same time.

On the Course

Proper footwear will help. Golf shoes with cleats that are too long hold on to the ground and that can put a strain on your knees. Dress for comfort. Clothes that do not fit well can hinder your swing and make you uncomfortable. Use protection against the sun such as sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Keep yourself hydrated. Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol on hot days.

Awareness

Pay attention to what your body is telling you. Too many repetitive movements can cause injuries, especially in sports like golf where the motion is essentially the same on every shot. Also, be aware of any signs or symptoms of dehydration or heat stroke.

What Chiropractic Care Can Do

Chiropractic care providers can adjust the spine and work the joints and tissues around areas where there is pain. We can help alleviate back pain which is common for golfers. The doctor can also evaluate all of the areas of a person's body that are involved in the golf swing, and help heal those areas. Patients can also learn exercises to strengthen certain areas or relax areas that are overstressed.

Chiropractic Care in Charleston, SC

Call Dr. Shariff at Advanced Spinal Care in Charleston today to get relief from pain related to golfing. We can help ease your pain, and help you reduce the risk of future injuries. Call us today at (843) 573-9333 for more information.

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