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    Golf and Podiatry

    Published on August 10th, 2016

    While many may not think that golf is a particularly straining, it is important to have the proper swing and posture in order to prevent injuries. Though golfers sometimes suffer from lower back injuries, feet can also experience pain. Foot issues that golfers experience include blisters, Morton’s Neuroma, Achilles tendon problems, and more. Fortunately, these problems are usually not due to direct trauma, as golf is clearly not a contact sport.

    Your Lower Limbs

    When it comes to your swing, there are many things to take into consideration. A combination of the proper stance, posture, and grip can help prevent injury, particularly in the lower body and limbs. The golf swing includes weight on your back foot and front foot, and without the proper swing, you can cause injury to both. For those that are not professional golfers, it is a good idea to learn how to improve your swing to be proactive in preventing injury.

    Foot Orthotics

    Though there are not many studies regarding custom orthotics and their use in golf, they are extremely beneficial for many foot problems. In one study, golfers that used custom orthotics, the golf ball went further and there was less fatigue after nine holes than those that did not wear orthotics.

    If you are a golfer and feel that you are maybe off-balance or are suffering from blisters or Morton’s Neuroma, contact Alpine Foot Specialists! We can help with foot and ankle pain, and we can also fit custom orthotics to your feet.

    Courtesy of: Sports Podiatry

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