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Fore!! How Chiropractic Care Can Benefit Golfers

Written By All Seasons Full Body Chiropractic Center, LLC on July 18, 2019

Golf injury pain relief.

Are you looking for golf pain relief? Does this sound familiar?

It's a warm sunny day with a bit of a breeze. You are on the back nine about to sink a putt. But, when you swing, your back seizes up with severe pain. The beautiful day of golf turns into painfully riding in the golf cart back to the clubhouse. Sadly, you limp painfully to your car.

If you have ever strained your back while playing golf, you are not alone. It's estimated of the 30 million golfers in the United States, 80% have experienced some sort of joint pain. As fun as it is, swinging at golf balls puts an individual's body in an awkward position. This opens up the opportunity for injury.

Unfortunately, some golfers try suffering through the pain by popping over-the-counter medications. Others back away from playing as often. Or, sadly, they stop altogether. There's another way to combat joint overuse injuries caused by golfing, without medication. It's not a magic wand, it's sports and extremity chiropractic care! Golfers are increasingly finding chiropractic care to be a valuable tool to help them deal with back injuries. Here are FORE! ways our Fargo golf chiropractors can help injured golfers get off the couch and back onto the green.

1. Consistent adjustments can avoid injuries in the first place.

Golfing, or any activity, is more enjoyable and causes less chance of injury if an individual's body is in top condition and operating normally. Periodic chiropractic adjustments keep the body functioning at maximum capacity. Therefore, it reduces the chances of being injured. If the bones and joints are aligned correctly, awkward positioning, such as a golf swing, will have a less negative impact.

2. Chiropractic treatment can reduce a golfer's pain.

Unfortunately, joint injuries can be extremely painful conditions. Many use anti-inflammatory pain medications to gain relief and comfort. Chiropractors treat the origin of the pain instead of just the symptoms. A sports and extremity chiropractor helps his/her patients manage the pain through soft tissue and joint manipulations, not drugs. Over the course of a few treatments, pain is often drastically diminished and much more manageable. Some of the conditions that are regularly treated are golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis), muscle strains, etc.

3. A golf injury can heal quicker with chiropractic care.

Injuries to the bones and joints can heal faster when chiropractors treat them. An experienced sports and extremity chiropractor can adjust all the bones and joints. They can also work on the joints and surrounding tissue that can cause pain and hinder healing. A chiropractic evaluation considers the body as a whole. By treating the entire body, it promotes quicker healing of the injury. As a qualified medical professional, sports and extremity chiropractors are a great choice for golfers who want to perform at their best.

4. Increased mobility can be gained with chiropractic visits.

Golfers who play often, as well as those who only play a few times a year, know mobility is essential to a good golf game. Stiff joints and a weak back not only mess with the golf game but can be the very issues that end up causing an injury. Fortunately, a chiropractic treatment schedule will keep the body loose and strong, and working it's very best. As a result, chiropractic care prevents injuries and increases the chances of playing the game of your life.

Golfers need to realize the sport can cause serious injuries just like “rougher” sports like football and rugby. It's a good idea to stretch before playing, stay hydrated, and avoid overexertion. Immediately following an injury, but not intended as a substitute for appropriate medical care, applying ice to an injury can help reduce blood flow to an injured area. Thus, keeping swelling to a minimum.

If you are a golfer, chiropractic care is a valuable tool in staying healthy. Regular adjustments and manipulations keep your body on track and performing with maximum mobility. Chiropractors strive to keep you at the top of your game! If you do suffer an injury, a sports and extremity chiropractor can help you treat your golf pain and decrease the time it takes to heal.

Contact us today for more information on how we can help reduce the chance of injury for golfers and promote healing.

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Dr. Paul Bekkum

Dr. Paul Bekkum leads the team of health care professionals at All Seasons Full Body Chiropractic Center in Fargo, North Dakota. His life's mission is to help people live active and healthy lives. Dr. Bekkum believes that pain doesn't have to be a life-long sentence. By focusing on a person's whole body, Dr. Bekkum can help detect, correct, and prevent health problems. Born and raised in River Falls, WI, Dr. Bekkum attended the University of Wisconsin - River Falls then graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1992. In addition to being a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Paul Bekkum is a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology. Dr. Bekkum is a team chiropractor for the NDSU Rodeo team, NDSU Equestrian team, and NDSU Marksmanship team.

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