Pain in the elbow is one of the most common sports injuries in golf injuries, even among female amateur golf players.
According to research statistics, elbow injuries account for about 1/3 of amateur golfers' injuries and about 1/10 of professional golfers' injuries. This data looks amazing, but the hidden message behind it is actually more noteworthy.
First of all, we found that amateur golfers' elbow injury rate is more than three times higher than that of professional golfers. From the perspective of biomechanics and motion analysis, experts found that amateur players rely more on the strength of their upper limbs when increasing their swing power and speed, while professional players are more aware of the use of torso rotation. This may be an amateur player. One of the main causes of upper limb injuries is more likely to occur. By the same token, amateur female athletes mostly lack trunk strength, and relying on arm strength is more common, so elbow injuries are among the best.
Causes of golf elbow formation
The multiple muscles responsible for bending the wrist, fingers, and forearm pronation form a large tendon called the "general flexor tendon" attached to the "internal epicondyle" of the elbow. This position is the injured position of the "golf elbow". Golf elbows are mainly caused by sudden external forces that cause "successor" (usually the dominant hand) injury, such as the club hitting a rock, long grass or tree roots, and amateur players practicing on artificial turf or "digging sweet potatoes" It is easy to cause golf elbow. Inappropriate clubs, too tight grips, too straight outer arms, hitting the ball on the ground, and overuse can all form golf elbows.
The symptoms of golf elbow generally manifest as pain and stiffness on the outside of the elbow, and the club cannot be lifted up when putting on a shot. In severe cases, holding pens, chopsticks, and mugs in daily life are serious problems.
How to prevent golf elbow
1. Adjustment of actions
To prevent elbow injuries caused by golf, it is necessary to start with the adjustment of movements, strengthen the core muscles through expert guidance, improve the softness of the trunk and joints, increase the rotational explosive force without excessively relying on upper limbs, correct movements and smoothness The forceful process is the top priority to avoid injury.
2. The choice of club
In addition to choosing a club with a lighter shaft and a thicker grip, it helps to reduce the demand for grip strength and avoid overuse of the forearm muscles, as well as strengthen the forearm muscles.
3. Wear professional protective gear
By wearing a special elbow pad, the pain of the elbow joint can be effectively relieved and the recovery of the injury can be promoted. While reducing the burden on your tendons, it can also prevent damage to the elbow joint.