Playing golf can increase your risk of injuries.You may think that the greatest threat golf poses to your health is a mental one—like the anguish you feel when you miss a putt by “just that much.”
But the game can increase your risk of injuries to your elbows, knees, hips and wrists. To help prevent them:
- Build up your forearms
- by squeezing a tennis
- ball or by doing wrist
- curls with a light dumbbell.
- Warm up and stretch
- before teeing off.
- Try not to hunch over the ball too much. And when swinging, keep your pelvis as level as possible.
Source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons