Although golf has a relatively low incident rate, 80% of injuries that occur are typically ‘overuse injuries’.
Lower back pain affects about a third of professional golfers, due to the twisting action and slightly bent position. Weak core and back muscles and underlying spinal stiffness can have a detrimental effect when combined with golfing stance and swing action.
The second most common area of injury for golfers is elbow and wrist, with shoulder pain often being experienced due to poor swing technique or biomechanics. Professional golfers tend to suffer more wrist injuries and amateurs more elbow and shoulder problems. Injuries can include Carpal tunnel syndrome, golfers elbow, rotator cuff injuries, shoulder impingement, shoulder arthritis and bursitis.