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Tips For Safe Golfing Through The Summer

The golf season in Minnesota is too short to lose time to injuries that keep you off the green. We have tips to help you golf safely through the season.

Busy Twin Cities golf courses are a testament to the popularity of golf—and the dedication of golfers who want to make the most of summer months. Although golf does not make strenuous physical demands on the golfer, there is still a risk of injury. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported 114,000 golf-related injuries in 2013. The majority of these injuries affect the ankle, elbow, spine, knee, hip, and wrist.

Some of the most common golfing injuries we treat include the following:

Symptoms of golf injuries include hand tenderness or numbness, elbow and wrist problems, and shoulder, back, and knee pain. All of these injuries can be prevented with a little attention to your overall fitness, golfing form, and equipment selection. These suggestions that can keep novice and professional golfers on the golf course all season long.

Golfing is a wonderful way to enjoy the summer. We hope these tips will keep you fit, injury-free, and out enjoying our Twin Cities courses all summer long.

Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive sports medicine expertise

From Olympians to pro athletes to kids in youth sports and those that just want to be more active—Summit Orthopedics delivers expert care by fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians. If you are recently injured or concerned about ongoing pain, Summit Orthopedics sports medicine specialists have the expertise to evaluate your discomfort and develop a plan to quickly and safely help you get back to being active.

Start your journey to stronger, healthier athletic condition. Find your sports medicine expert, request an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a sports medicine consultation.

Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MNPlymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.

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