Back Pain

Updated 01 March 2017

Prevent golfer's back pain

If golf's your game, your score may not be your only handicap. Every time you take a swing or haul your golf bag across the fairway, you're at risk of back pain.


Health Canada offers these tips to prevent golf-related back, shoulder, and neck pain:

  • Always warm up. This can help loosen your muscles and prevent injury.
  • Use the right equipment. Clubs that are too short or too long can aggravate your back.
  • Wear soft spikes on your shoes. They provide cushioning for your back.
  • Use a pull cart. It's easier on your back.
  • Take lessons to learn proper techniques.
  • After a few holes, take a couple of practice swings the "wrong" way. – (HealthScout News)


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