How many times have you heard from a medical doctor, doctor of physical therapy, or other medical professionals say "You have golfer's elbow?"
Then you start to think...
"What's causing it?"
"How can I make the pain go away?"
We get the frustration... We've been there ourselves. But hopefully, this article can help you understand what might be happening when you have elbow pain as a golfer, and how to address it. The purpose of this article is to dive into the anatomy of the elbow and potential causes of elbow pain in golfers. First, let us just say, the elbow is a complex structure to examine as a sports physical therapist and sports medicine physician. Mainly because the body has a lot of anatomical structures that may be causing discomfort locally in the area. But also, patients can experience pain that is referred from the cervical spine (i.i Neck) and chest area. So, let's dive into it!
The elbow Is made up of your arm bone (humerus) and two bones...
Let's Talk About Posture!!
We're willing to bet that you don't think about posture every time you set up to the ball and swing the club! Of course not... why would you?
But, posture is one important component of the golf swing and the posture you play with could be hurting your game or helping your game!
"Posture - the position someone holds their body when standing or sitting."
Posture is one of the most important things in the golf swing! Golf is a game of posture and you have to maintain your posture throughout the swing and throughout the course of 18 holes to be successful!
So, let us ask you a few questions....
Are you finding you are inconsistent with ball striking? Hitting it thin or hitting it thick?
Are you dealing with back pain in your golf swing?
Do you feel like you get a little sloppy towards the end of the round?
If so, then it could be traced back to a problem with your posture! Let's discuss why that may be.
First, there are basically...
Let's get right to it, shall we?
Chances are that if you are reading this, you're dealing with some type of low back pain, have dealt with lower back pain, or know a loved one with lower back pain.
After all, it does have a lifetime prevalence of 60-70%, meaning that 60-70% of people in the world will have back pain at least one time in their life. That is a staggering number.
Our mission is to help as many of those people who are suffering from back pain and "just living with back pain", to get out of that pain for good!
So, whether you've spent all weekend on the couch because you hurt your back a couple of days ago, you're consistently struggling with pain or stiffness on the golf course, or you just deal with pain intermittently, we're going to share 6 back pain tips that may just be all the difference in the world.
1. Not All Back Pain Is The Same
When you're dealing with back pain, it can be easy to just simply think of it as "lower back pain" or "chronic back...
Can we ask you a few questions?
If you answered yes to one of these things then we would like to say 1) We're sorry you've been struggling with that and 2) We're really excited because we think you're about to have an epiphany and begin to re-write that narrative and return to playing pain-free and consistent golf.
One of the populations that we love to serve and are so passionate about is our golfers! Matter of fact, it is a mission of ours to help 1,000 golfers to overcome injury and nagging back pain on the course, regain their mobility, increase their distance and consistency, and help them play golf for many years to come!
Throughout our experience in helping...
Dr. John Broussard is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine (CAQSM). Dr. Broussard specializes in both regenerative and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University in South Florida and completed his residency training in Family Medicine at an osteopathic hospital, practicing in the urgent care setting. He then followed to complete a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Institute for Non-Surgical Orthopedics in Florida. During his fellowship he provided in-office care to the North American Soccer League’s Ft Lauderdale Strikers among other athletes in South Florida.
Dr. Broussard has provided skills-based labs, supervised residents and medical students in osteopathic and sports medicine clinical settings, and presented at state conferences. He believes in using integrative medicine to help patients receive comprehensive care in one setting. Dr. Broussard...