Golf Injury and Precautions

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Worapon Tarasee
Wilaiwan Khrisanapant
Wannapa Ishida
Orapin Pasuriwong
Orathai Tunkamnerdthai

Abstract

Golf is a sport which is gaining great popularity worldwide. Additionally, people of all ages play this sport throughout the year. Thailand has 216 out of approximately 32,000 of the world golf courses. There are approximately 56 million golfers around the world. Golf provides many health benefits, for instance, strength, endurance, joint movement and concentration. Thus it can be used as part of health promotion and is categorized as a sports technique. Although it is not a sport that uses muscle strength directly, having the body ready by a preseason, and year-round, is particularly advantageous to prevent golf injuries. Parts of the body that are frequently affected include hand, wrist, shoulder, arm, trunk and leg depending on whether golfers are professional or amateur. The present review focuses on the prevalence, causes and most frequent injury areas, prevention, warm-up and stretching exercises for golfers.

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