Why Chiropractic Care is Changing the Golf Game Forever
At this point in the summer, golfers all around the world are probably feeling the wear and tear that has been placed on their bodies by the season thus far. In areas where the weather is warm year round, golfers are probably feeling it even more.
The game of golf can be quite a task for our musculoskeletal system. Between the long hours spent out on the greens, the repetitive motions of the golf swing, the bending to pick up golf balls, and all other activities that go along with a friendly game of golf, our muscles and bones are bound to ache.
Golf may seem like a sport that requires minimal physical activity but in actuality, golf is quite an excessively active sport when it comes to our musculoskeletal system. Golf requires a strong core, to regulate and stabilize the golf swing, flexible hips, to follow through the ball fully, and many other physiological attributes that can be easily overlooked.
If a golfer is experiencing musculoskeletal pain in the muscles, bones, joints, or any other part of the body, chiropractic care may be a potential treatment option. Chiropractic care is a discipline of alternative medicine, meaning that there are no surgical interventions, no pharmaceutical medications, and nothing else that is not deemed 100% natural.
With a chiropractic adjustment, golfers can restore the proper alignment of their musculoskeletal systems in order to minimize the potential for injury, reduce the stress placed on the body, prevent injury moving forward, and manage pain or discomfort felt from their day on the greens. The repetitive motion of the golf swing can potentially lead to the compression of cartilage discs in the spine and knees, along with arthritis, tendonitis, and so many other conditions that can keep players off of the course for weeks.
If you want to continue your golf season without pain, discomfort, or injury, consider chiropractic care as an alternative to that bottle of Advil you keep in your bag. Even if you are already injured, chiropractic care can help you get back on top of your game and prevent injury moving forward. It's also an excellent form of maintenance care with the ultimate goal of maximum flexibility and performance. Many pro golfers and other athletes already have chiropractors on their sports medicine team - maybe you should consider it as well.