You love to play golf, but the last time you played you hurt your hand. Now what? Can you comfortably play again? What is the reason for your injury? These are all questions that might be going through your head if you have recently become injured while playing this sport. The injuries that frequent golfers experience are certainly not in the same wheelhouse as those obtained by high-impact sports play, but golf can still prove injurious. Many of the common types of injuries seen in golfers are from overuse and repetitive strain. To learn more about some of the main types, keep reading below.
What are some common types of golf-related hand injuries?
- Tendinitis: Tendinitis can frequently occur for golfers, both in the hands and in the elbows. It occurs when tendons become inflamed and painful and can make returning to play difficult.
- Fracture: There are eight very small carpal bones in the hand, which can be fractured if you're holding a golf club during its impact with the ground.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome: Not only can the carpal bones be fractured, but you can actually develop carpal tunnel syndrome as well. This can occur from gripping a golf club tightly and frequently.
Why should I go to physical therapy for a golf-related hand injury?
Physical therapy can be helpful for the recovery of someone with a hand injury that is from playing golf. It's beneficial for a few reasons: It can help increase mobility and range of motion, reduce inflammation, strengthen surrounding muscles, improve joint function, and much more.
Alliance PTP is ready to help you find top-notch PT for golf-related hand injuries
At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we're proudly bringing together physical therapy practices across the country to help people get the high-quality PT they need. Want to see a physical therapist in person? We can put you in touch with an Alliance PTP partner that's close to you and that can help you address a golf-related hand injury. Not keen on in-person PT sessions or not close to an Alliance PTP partner? No worries. We also offer effective and affordable virtual physical therapy through our Agile Virtual Physical Therapy platform. Contact our team today so we can help you find the most effective physical therapy services for your injury or condition.