Mount Sinai Orthopaedic Doctors Offer Expert Advice on How to Avoid Injury on the Golf Course

Written by admin   // June 13, 2012   // 0 Comments

Helpful Tips Will Help Keep You Playing All Summer Long
New York, NY – The arrival of summer means golf season has arrived and people are headed to the links. Mount Sinai School of Medicine Orthopaedic doctors are available to give expert advice to on how to play safely and stay injury free.
Potential injuries include inflammation, tendonitis, back, knee and shoulder pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. These injuries are often caused by a person’s stance, tight muscles, the torque generated by the swing or pushing yourself too hard in the spirit of the game.
One of the most common injuries is Golfer’s Elbow, caused by the repetitive motion of the swinging of the club. Sample tips from the Mount Sinai Department of Orthopaedics on how to avoid Golfer’s Elbow:
  1. Selecting the Right Golf Clubs: It is crucial to make sure that you are using golf clubs that are sized properly, including grip size.
  2. Stretching & Exercises: Simple stretches and exercises reduce the symptoms of golfer’s elbow by strengthening the muscles and tendons.
  3. Anti-Inflammatory Medication: Persistent pain in the elbow area can be relieved by taking an anti-inflammatory medication. Speak to your doctor before taking medication.
Many of the Orthopaedic doctors at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have been recognized as “One of the Nation’s Top Doctors” by New York Magazine and have been interviewed in national and local print, TV and radio outlets such as The New York Times, USA Today, The Associated Press, ESPN, New York Daily News and other publications regarding athletic injuries.
About The Mount Sinai Department of Orthopaedics
Mount Sinai’s Leni and Peter W. May Department of Orthopaedics stands out for its depth of expertise and individualized patient care. Faculty and staff invest the time to learn about their patients, ensuring that each receives the appropriate care from subspecialty-trained orthopaedics. Our expertise includes surgery of the foot and ankle, knee, hip, hand, elbow, shoulder, and spine; total joint replacement for knee, hip, foot, ankle, and shoulder; microvascular surgery; cancer surgery; minimally invasive surgery.


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