Posted by Tottenham Insight on November 28th, 2019

When setting off on your senior golf tour you need to be aware of the most common disadvantage for anyone over 50 - and that's the injury rate. When you're over 50 you have more chance of sustaining an injury than a younger golfer, so you need to understand and treat your injury. But prevention is better than cure, especially in senior golf!

tottenham injury news could be as simple as changing to a different club design and style or adjusting your grip. This can prevent wrist problems including tendonitis or the hamate fracture which causes pain in the side of the thumb, the palm and around the wrist. There is also a possibility you could have reduced sensation in your fingers. How simple it is to avoid all this by getting the grip right. It's probably worth asking the local golf pro to check this out for you.

Sometimes, preventing the hamate fracture condition is not easy and sadly an x-ray will not reveal the fracture. The only answer is an MRI scan, which will show the hamate fracture, but these scans are costly and not all doctors will want to refer you too soon. But it is really important, especially for a senior golfer, to have injuries like these diagnosed as soon as possible.

Most patients with this injury seek medical advice after persistent pain, and see their doctors weeks or even months after the injury started. If left untreated, this fracture will not only limit how you perform on the golf course but it will also cause more pain than you can cope with. So don't suffer in silence!

The good news is that although the hamate fracture is increasing in incidence it remains relatively rare. And please do remember - you can prevent a wrist problem by adjusting the way you hold your club.

Back and Ankles
Some senior golf players experience back and ankle injuries. This is common if you put your entire body into the swing. The answer is to keep your back straight when completing the swing. Some golfers wear a back brace to keep their back straight and these braces have improved massively in recent years.

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