Before You Start Swinging Your Golf Clubs Again
Posted in the Golf Forum
Since: May 12
#1 Jan 15, 2013
The truth is that unless you're a professional golfer or hitting an large number of drives every day, you will not likely develop golfer's elbow from playing golf - but golfing will make it worse and not be much fun.
Golfer's elbow is designated on the medial epicondyle of the elbow. That is, the area of the elbow closest to your body is swollen, tender and it hurts each time that you grasp something with that hand. It could occur on either elbow but tends to be on the dominant hand side.
Tennis elbow on the other hand is designated on the lateral epicondyle or the outside of the elbow joint. Either condition can occur whether you are playing golf with burner 2.0 irons, tennis, shuffleboard or nothing at all.
Perhaps you have just read a new golf article or you are receiving golf instruction or golf lessons and you can't wait to start swinging again. If so, then you need to pay attention to the following information:
Muscles need time to recover from activity. Anyone who has had a muscle injury knows that the pain is often worse at night. This is because the body does most of its repair work during our rest and sleep cycles. When there is a severe inflammatory response, it interrupts our sleep and the repair becomes less effective. If you are not giving your muscles enough time to rest, they will not repair properly and more scar tissue will develop than what is necessary. This makes the muscle more susceptible to re-injury.
When we think of posture we usually tend to sit up straight, but you probably don't pay much attention to the position that your hand may be in right now on the mouse or the keyboard. The same thing is true for the golf grip with burner 2.0 irons for sale. Trying to develop force in a bad posture is just a bad idea.
If you have job that requires you to wear gloves, hold on to small objects firmly and manipulate them with your wrist bent outside of neutral, you are trying to work with only 10-15% of your available strength.
When muscles are either stretched or shortened out of their optimal length, they are weaker. So if you can normally generate 100 pounds of grip strength at 1.5 inch diameter grip, when you deviate your wrist out of neutral, you are only going to be able to generate 60 to 80 pounds of force, or even less. If you decrease or increase the grip diameter, depending on your hand size you will lose even more strength.
So, if your wrist is either extended or flexed at impact with the golf ball, you will be trying to generate increased force through a weakened posture. If you are already inflamed, this will not be a fun round of golf for you.
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