Back Pain

Updated 15 November 2016

Golfers, protect your backs

Golf is often touted as a good way to get some exercise. But be careful to avoid injuries.

Golf is often touted as a good way to get some exercise, enjoy a beautiful summer's day and have some fun. But, as with any sport, players need to be careful to avoid injuries, especially back injuries.

Take action:

Avoid back injuries by making sure that the clubs you use are the right size. Take lessons to ensure you have a proper swing. And pull, rather than carry, that heavy bag. Even riding in a cart can cause you pain from the bouncing. Instead, alternate walking and riding between holes.


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