Golfer's elbow is a condition that causes pain where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. The pain might spread into your forearm and wrist. Golfer's elbow is similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outside of the elbow. It's not limited to golfers. Tennis players and others who repeatedly use their wrists or clench their fingers also can develop golfer's elbow.
According to the National Golf Foundation, more than 28 million Americans love to hit the links. However, after a day on the course, some may wonder if the links are hitting back. Wrist and hand injuries for golfers are common. Why? And what can you do about them? There's more to golf than your golf swing. Use common sense to lower your risk of injury: 1. Warm up. Before you golf, walk or jog for a few minutes. Then try a few gentle stretches.
Golf has become a popular and competitive sport for kids. But, like many other sports, golf puts kids at risk of specific types of injuries. Dr. Sanj Kakar, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, says overuse injuries are common on the golf course. He offers tips on how parents can help keep their kids healthy and injury-free on the fairway. Watch below: The Mayo Clinic Minute
Want to improve your golf or tennis swing? You can improve it with one simple twist. Remember, strong obliques help stabilize your trunk on the court, the course and beyond. Watch: "Core obliques improve your swing:" Source: Mayo Clinic News Network
(BPT) - When you were a kid and needed to learn something new, you went to Dad, right? He's the one who taught you how to ride a bike and drive a car. He's also the one who taught you how to bait your hook for the first time. You've never forgotten these skills and now is a great time to say thank you to the man who helped you learn and grow by taking him out for a day of fishing. You might even teach him a thing or two.
Small changes can make all the difference when you run. Learn from the pros how to improve your time, boost your energy and prevent injury. Watch "6 ways to check your running technique" below: Source: Mayo Clinic News Network
If you love outdoor running season, think about how to prevent injuries. As many as half of all runners suffer some form of an injury every year. Learn the steps you can take to stay strong and pain-free mile after mile. Watch: 11 ways to outwit most common running injuries. Source: Mayo Clinic News Network
As the weather starts to cool down it's time to start thinking about winter sports season. But before you strap on your skis or snowboard, make sure your body is conditioned and ready to hit the slopes. One way to get your body ready is by performing regular stretches and conditioning. This will help loosen up some muscles you might not have used since last winter.