Common Golf Injuries

Golfers Musculoskeletal Injuries Awareness.

It is frequent for many golfers to develop a golf injury and that can be at any stage of game playing. Though there is an increase in some people, who have taken an interest in golf the awareness about golf injuries is minimal. People usually are lured into it by watching other professionals play, but not many make any effort to find out what back draws do they get if it’s played wrong.

Golf is a relatively easy sport, yet it can still sometimes be difficult to play for some. Golf is considered to be a low-activity game, meant for retired senior citizens. But looking at the alarming rate of injuries suffered by golfers, one can now sincerely doubt that golf is a laid-back game.

Common Golfing Related Injuries Awareness.

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One of the most common injuries that golfers experience is the back pain. Undoubtedly golf back pain develops because of unconventional body posture in a golf swing. Acute low back pain, arthritis, and herniated disc problem are types of back pain that a golfer can experience. Recommended prevention technique for back injury is to stretch back core muscles through proper golf exercise.

The game causes a significant number of injuries to wrist; more severe if correct swing action is not applied, including tendonitis, fractures and nerve injuries. Flexibility exercises should also be practiced to reduce pressure on tendons. Wearing wristbands helps in absorbing the shock during impact, keeping intact the delicate muscles around the wrists.

Golfer’s Knee Injury

Another significant injury that doctors mostly face is a knee injury which could be due to a wrong swing or constant bending and walking on the golf course. Sometimes the knee swells not allowing the golfer to play comfortably. If pain persists, even after medication, then the physiotherapy might help people with a critical condition. A professional can suggest you the best posture.

Golfer’s Shoulder Injury

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Another frequent physical complaint among golfers is an injury to the shoulder. The main shoulder muscles used in a golf swing are the rotator cuff muscles. The potential for injury is worsened by a lack of muscle strength and flexibility in this important muscle group. Stretch out the arms, shoulders, and back pre and post game is recommended. A couple of minutes of jogging or a brisk walk around the golf course will increase blood circulation in the muscles.

Following Doctor’s Orders

Many golfers survive serious injuries, but some make it worse by not following the doctor’s advice. If you have suffered an injury, try to take proper rest before resuming the game. Once you are back on the golf course try to keep a lighter hand on the power play. It is recommended that you take few tips from professionals on how to play again after an injury so you can avoid experiencing the similar injury.

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Golf Injury Prevention

Golf Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention

Do you have to be in shape to play golf?

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There’s belief that one doesn’t have to be in shape to be a good golfer. Such portly individuals perpetuate as Craig Stadler and John Daly (Both weighing in at a modest 300 pounds. Maybe they were sumo-aspirants at one point?) who go on to win tournaments despite the invasion of Paunch DeLeon they have going on around their midsections. These two and others like them are the exception, not the rule, and I guarantee you they would be better players if they were in better shape. Not to mention they would be able to play longer.

How to Do It

The goal is to prevent Musculoskeletal Injuries.

There’s more to fitness than taking a club made of lead and swinging it over and over. To be properly conditioned one must focus on three things: strength, stamina, and flexibility. For power, you need strength. You Need Strenght, to make it all the way to the 18th hole. And to have great technique, a golfer must be flexible. It works for Tiger Woods, and it can work for you, too!

 

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I’ve been golfing for over 20 years, and thankfully have never had an injury keep me down. I’m not getting any younger, however, and I’ve become more focused on golf fitness as a result. Two products have helped me get closer to my goals and are available to others in the fitness section: Roger Frederick’s Stretching and Flexibility on DVD, and the Golf Gym. Both are fantastic at improving your overall conditioning, and the Golf Gym even helped Pat Perez win the Bob Hope Tour! That sort of endorsement you can’t beat with a stick (Or should I say club?).

Flexibility the Key.

As one can expect, flexibility is one of the first things to go in an individual, golfers included. Flexibility is key to a golfer’s performance. If you’re not limber enough to turn on the backswing correctly, then you’re in the pit without a sand wedge, my friend. Greater flexibility improves a golfer’s range of motion and allows for stronger muscles. These two attributes together help a golfer swing true consistently, allowing the player to put the ball where he wants it. It’s been shown that improving your strength and flexibility can add up to 20 yards of distance off the tee. That’s quite a difference!

Injuries:

Body movement limitation results in improper or modified swing models which could cause injuries,

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mainly back and neck pain, elbow and shoulder injuries. When a swing is performed repeatedly or executed improperly due to poor comprehension of the swing mechanics or physical constraints, injuries may occur. Golf related injuries may be a result of overuse, poor techniques, and poor physical fitness.

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Get serious about golf fitness, then. Sure, you may be able to pull it off like some of our more rotund professionals out there whose idea of exercise is to dead-lift Krispy Kreme boxes. But, let’s just say that others have tried it against super heavyweight boxer ButterBean, thinking to beat him at his own game. The results weren’t pretty, and the odds of the same thing happening in golf are pretty high. Better your chances: think Tiger Woods, not Stadler the Waddler!

 

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Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention-Avoid Pain

Though a variety of treatments are available to help people with MSD-MSI to recover and resume pain-free normal lives, prevention is always better than cure. Here are some of the best ways for Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention

Musculoskeletal Injury or Disorder—what is it?

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A musculoskeletal disorder can be best described as an injury that affects the body’s musculoskeletal system or movement. This is an injury of the tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, muscles, bones, blood vessels or cartilage in the legs, head, back, arms and the neck. These are the body’s supporting structures that bear the weight of the body and help in locomotion.

The Musculoskeletal pain caused by the injury can be acute or chronic; widespread or localized in 1 particular area. This depends on the degree of injury and cause. Some of the most common types of musculoskeletal injuries are lower back injuries, stress fractures, and tendinitis.

Did you know that according to the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Musculoskeletal Disorders accounted for nearly 28.8 percent of lost time injuries in the year 2010?

 In 2014 Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) accounted for 32 percent of all injury and illness cases in the workplace.

 What are the Causes?

MSD (Musculoskeletal Disorder) may be caused, aggravated or exacerbated by either sudden exertion or lengthened exposure to day to day or work-related activities that involve force, awkward posture, vibration, pushing, pulling, or lifting.

Performing these activities on a daily basis can cause wear and tear of the tissues and damage them badly. And as these activities are performed frequently, over the course of time, the body doesn’t get much time to recover and eventually, you start experiencing pain. Simply stated, the musculoskeletal fatigue tends to outrun the body’s recovery system and this imbalance eventually develops into a disorder.

Symptoms of Musculoskeletal Injury/ Disorder

Common symptoms include:

  • Twitching muscles
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Burning sensation in the muscles
  • Fatigue
  • Stiffness, numbness and tingling

Musculoskeletal Disorder Prevention Steps

Prevention is always better than cure. And we couldn’t agree more!

Therefore, below are some of the best steps that can help prevent MSI or MSD at work:

1.      MSD Risk Identification

It is crucial to identify the risk factors first that can contribute to the development of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. Some of the common physical risk factors for MSD are daily activities that include repetition, local-contact stress, force and demanding work postures. Here, it is important to understand that presence of these risk factors is not merely enough to assess the problem but it also depends on the extent of exposure, such as how long the employee is exposed to the risk factor and how great the force is.

2.      Risk Assessment

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This brings us to the second step which is risk assessment. Employers are responsible to assess the degree of MSI risk at the job or tasks performed by the workers. They need to ask where the risk is low, moderate or high. Based on this assessment, employers will be able to devise and implement quality MSI prevention controls in the workplace. A great way to assess the level of risk involved is to consult the workers who’ve suffered from MSI. This will provide employers with a representative sample.

3.      Risk Controls

Risk controls can be divided into three categories:

Engineering Control—This is design, alteration or arrangement of the physical-work environment, materials and equipment. Like a mechanical lifting-device, this is an engineering-control that can be used for lifting tasks and can reduce the risk of MSI.

Administrative Control—It includes the use & scheduling of staffing and resources available to improve how the tasks are both organized & performed, such as reducing work hours which can lessen the amount of repetitive motion.

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Protective Equipment & Clothing—Providing workers with protective clothing and equipment can lower the MSI related risk. For example, vibration dampening gloves when using the chainsaw or knee pads for those workers who are involved in installing floorings.

Other control measures can be; to use better designed tools, to redesign workstation to avoid excessive bending or reaching, to modify work practices, and to rotate jobs.

4.      Educate and Train Staff

To ensure the success of your  MSI-MSD prevention process, from managers to engineers, supervisors and all employees (everyone) should be informed, educated and trained. They should get the training and have the information they require so that they are well-equipped to follow through and perform the tasks with minimal risk and full-safety.

Employees must learn and wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and use the correct Tools and devices for the function to prevent injuries.

Workplace Hazards

People who do physical jobs like lifting heavy objects can experience pain in the limbs and muscles. Individuals who lift heavy objects need to very careful since they are putting a strain on their bodies. It is important to keep the body aligned and balanced in such cases.
Many companies have individuals who work at their desks continuously without taking breaks. This can cause stiffness in the muscles and joint pains. The body parts that can get affected are the neck, back, hands and legs

The Better Health Chanel Describes The Benefits of Yoga And Pilates Exercises. Regular practice of these exercises has proven to improve our overall health and Musculoskeletal System.

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1, Cardiovascular System (heart and arteries) – which means they (Yoga exercises) rely on holding muscle tension for a short period improving cardiovascular fitness and circulation. Studies show that regular yoga practice may help normalize blood pressure.
2. Digestive system – improved blood circulation and the massaging effect of surrounding muscles speeds up a sluggish digestion.
3. Musculoskeletal – joints are moved through their full range of motion, which encourages mobility and eases pressure. The gentle stretching releases muscle and joint tension, and stiffness, and also increases flexibility. Maintaining many of the (different postures)encourages strength and endurance. Weight-bearing asanas may help prevent osteoporosis, and may also help people already diagnosed with osteoporosis (if practiced with care under the supervision of a qualified yoga teacher). Long-term benefits include reduced back pain and improved posture.
4. Nervous system – improved blood circulation, easing muscle tension and the act of focusing the mind on the breath all combine to soothe the nervous system. Long-term benefits include reduced stress, anxiety and fatigue, better concentration and energy levels, and increased feelings of calm and wellbeing

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General Precautions
Although Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise, certain people should seek medical advice before embarking on a new exercise program, including •people who have recently had surgery
•pregnant women
•people aged 40 years or more
•people with a pre-existing medical condition such as heart disease
•people with pre-existing musculoskeletal injuries or disorders
•anyone who has not exercised for a long time
•people who are very overweight or obese.

Health Benefits Of Pilates

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1 •improved flexibility
2•increased muscle strength and tone, particularly of your abdominal muscles, lower back, hips and buttocks (the ‘core muscles’ of your body)
3•balanced muscular strength on both sides of your body
4•enhanced muscular control of your back and limbs
5•improved stabilization of your spine
6•improved posture
7•rehabilitation or prevention of injuries related to muscle imbalances
8•improved physical coordination and balance
9•relaxation of your shoulders, neck, and upper back
10•safe rehabilitation of joint and spinal injuries
11•prevention of musculoskeletal injuries
12•increased lung capacity and circulation through deep breathing
13•improved concentration
14•increased body awareness
15•stress management and relaxation.

For more information on MSI Prevention or assistance, please send  an e-mail to lisa@injuryanprevention.con

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Slip and Fall Injury


Slip And Falls Injury On Commercial Grounds

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If you are reading this article and you recognize this scenario as happening to you or a relative, then you should take steps to prevent this type of victimization.

For a start, you are entitled to proper and adequate compensation from the supermarket, for your injuries. If they wish to give you roses and an apology, then this should be in addition to appropriate compensation.

After The Accident

You are probably being given the run-around, after your accident. Make sure full details of the accident are recorded in the ‘Accident Book.’ Get the names and addresses of any other customer involved or who witnessed your accident. Write a formal letter of claim to the Manager at the supermarket and keep copies of all your correspondence.
Visit your doctor and report your injury so that there are medical records of the nature and extent of your wounds. Take photographs of any bruises which usually show up a few days after the accident. If you receive physiotherapy treatment keep receipts for each session of therapy to reclaim these expenses.

Taking Care Of Your Injuries

If you visit the hospital keep receipts of travel expenses. As the amount of compensation for your injuries will depend

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on the nature and extent of the injuries you sustained. The level of set-off will increase where there are any fractures. Usually, these take some time to heal and sometimes the damage can be severe such as a hip fracture or fracture of the coccyx. The last injury can be very painful and occurs in slipping accidents where you fall on your bottom.

Your claim could arise from an accident in the supermarket car parking. You will be able to establish liability if there is a tripping hazard such as potholes and if you can establish that there has been a failure to maintain the car park.

However, most accidents will involve slipping on wet floors within the supermarket itself. This usually results from spillages such as water or liquids on the floor. Again, the supermarket should be able to show they have a system of cleaning and maintenance to avoid liability.

Injury Claims

Your claim for personal injury compensation should be handled by the supermarket’s public liability insurers. You are entitled to obtain details of their insurer to make your claim. Don’t settle for flowers and vouchers, from the supermarket,  for your injuries.

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Sports Injury Rehab

When do Sports Injuries Occur?

The sports injury will occur during athletic activities because of acute trauma, or overuse of a particular body part. It can happen if your forte involves testing the laws of physics or gravity.

When it comes to the most common sports injuries, it includes bruises, sprains, strains, and more. The extent of this condition depends on the region and type of activity. When these injuries come to you, you have to consider undergoing to sports injury rehab. Your doctor will perform the specialized evaluation and treatment of a broad range of orthopedic and musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.

Process Of Sports Injury Rehab

When it comes to the process of the sports injury rehab, the exercise is crucial. For instance, you have to strengthen the wrist extensor muscles to prevent the injury recurring. The rehabilitation is available for individuals with sports-related injuries or for those who may be experiencing degeneration and/or muscle atrophy to the knees, shoulder, spine, hip and foot.

If you have a musculoskeletal problem and want to return to physical activity, you can turn to this treatment. Sports injuries are different from the injuries at work or daily life.

The sports injury is associated with the kind of sports, training arrangements, environment, athlete’s conditions and technical.
When you have an ‘accident’-type injury, you can help by carrying out the correct first-aid procedures.  get an accurate diagnosis is the next step in injury management. You have to know where to take the athlete for expert help.

Therapists Role

The therapists have the responsibility for maintaining the regular communication with each patient’s referring physician; this can ensure optimal patient care. The goal of the doctor is to help the patients’ progress toward their functional and sports-related goals. There will be a full range of comprehensive services, including sport-specific programs designed to facilitate the return to sports or exercise.

The sports injury rehab must be done by highly skilled, caring professionals who have undergone extensive training and hold numerous advanced degrees and certifications.

More and more doctors begin to develop therapeutic plans to improve overall performance, balance, and coordination, strength and conditioning, posture and mechanics. This can help decrease the incidence of repetitive injuries, allowing the athletes to remain active and competitive. On top of that, you have to pay attention to the control of the amount of exercise. Your doctors will explain you about the details that you have to notice.

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