Golf is a common sport played globally by people. The game has no gender, age or skill limits. However, the game is popular with the older age groups. Most golf injuries occur during the swing. Research carried out in Australia documented that the most common golf injuries are the golf back pain, followed by the golfers elbow pain. Other injuries include Golf knee INJURY, Golf ankle INJURY, and Golf hip INJURY.
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Golf lower back injury

Studies have revealed that golf back injury is the key reason why most golfers stop playing. Approximately 34% of golfers have restricted play due to golf lower back injury. It is caused by poor swing mechanics in amateur golfers and overuse for professional golfers. Golf swing exerts significant force on the spine.

Symptoms of golf back pain

The most common symptom of golf lower back injury includes:
  • Lower back discomfort with radiation into the leg.
  • Numbness and tingling sound.
  • Burning sensation.
The major risk factor in golf is poor flexibility. Surveys have proved that 80% of golfers warm-up for less than 10 minutes. Proper warm up increases the body’s flexibility, which in turn ensures the right golf swings. The repetitive nature of the sport during a play causes continuous strain on already injured muscles.

Diagnosis for golf back pain

Back pain diagnosis tries to establish the problem. Experts at NYDNR use several tests to determine the cause of the pain. Our differential diagnosis involves differentiation of the anatomical areas above or below the low back and careful examination of the entire locomotor system.


NYDNR understands that back pain is very multifactorial, and therefore, we use the individual and comprehensive approach based on our proficient skills and most integrative Golf back INJURY treatment. We have advanced and scientifically proven golf back pain treatment methods such as DNS, ISM, postural retraining, acupuncture, etc.

Golfers elbow

This is the inflammation of the tendons that link the elbow to the forearm. The condition is caused by overuse. It is most common in right-handed novice golfers. Golfer’s elbow is common in people with a poor weight shift. The stress of the ball impacts directly on the muscles of the forearm.

Causes of golfers elbow

  • Tenderness and pain on the inner part of the shoulder.
  • Stiffness in the elbow.
  • Numbness and tingling.

Risk factors

Postural support of the neck, spine, and shoulder plays a significant role in the distribution of forces all over the forearm and elbow. Wrist mobility is also an important factor in the development of stress to the lateral elbow.


Diagnosis at NYDN is clinical and could be confirmed by diagnostic ultrasonography.

for golfer’s elbow

Professionals at NYDNR recommend specific therapeutic exercises to treat this condition. The therapies include the Extracorporeal Shock Wave therapy and isometric exercises.

Golf knee INJURY

This is not a common golf injury with only 10% occurrence among golfers. However, participating in the sport may worsen pre-existing knee problems. There are three bones at the knee that is patella, tibia, and femur. The muscles that are important to knee functions are quadriceps and hamstrings. In the event of a golf knee injury, these parts are affected, and this limits movement.

Symptoms, diagnostic, and treatment

Most of the pain is felt below or above the patella. Most golf knee injuries are diagnosed based on the clinical presentation, history, tissue palpation, orthopedic testing, and observational movement analysis. At NYDNR, we have diagnostic ultrasonography which is an advanced screening modality.

We have experts and modern treatment methods such as extracorporeal shockwave therapy to treat knee injuries. Professionals like Dr. Kalika are there to ensure you have a wonderful knee treatment experience.

Golf hip INJURY

The most common golf hip injuries include muscle strains and hip instability. A lot of motion within the hip joint causes instability. Muscle strain occurs when the fibers comprising the muscles are damaged. Differential diagnosis of hip injuries is based on radiology such as MRI, ultrasound, and X-ray.

NYDNRehab has a top notch technology and uses an integrative approach which allows us to treat several hip conditions effectively. Extracorporeal shock wave technology is used to regenerate damaged or degenerated tendons and overused tendons.

Golf injury prevention

a. Get proper training in the standard type of swing.

b. Continuous exercising alleviates most injuries.

c. Avoid over-practicing.

d. Do not over-swing.

e. Have a moderate play according to your level of skills and general body fitness.

Comprehensive approach to golf injury treatment
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NYDNR understands that for GOLF INJURY TREATMENT to be effective, specialists and top notch technology has to be utilized. That is why we have the best experts and technology. Come and get the best diagnostic and treatment experience offered by proficient specialists and advanced technology.

In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
to proper diagnostic workup

Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)


Complete tear of rectus femoris
with large hematoma (blood)


Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
on dynamic sonography examination

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