Golfer's elbow is a condition that causes pain where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. The pain might spread into your forearm and wrist. Golfer's elbow is similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outside of the elbow. It's not limited to golfers. Tennis players and others who repeatedly use their wrists or clench their fingers also can develop golfer's elbow.
According to the National Golf Foundation, more than 28 million Americans love to hit the links. However, after a day on the course, some may wonder if the links are hitting back. Wrist and hand injuries for golfers are common. Why? And what can you do about them? There's more to golf than your golf swing. Use common sense to lower your risk of injury: 1. Warm up. Before you golf, walk or jog for a few minutes. Then try a few gentle stretches.
Golf has become a popular and competitive sport for kids. But, like many other sports, golf puts kids at risk of specific types of injuries. Dr. Sanj Kakar, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, says overuse injuries are common on the golf course. He offers tips on how parents can help keep their kids healthy and injury-free on the fairway. Watch below: The Mayo Clinic Minute
Want to improve your golf or tennis swing? You can improve it with one simple twist. Remember, strong obliques help stabilize your trunk on the court, the course and beyond. Watch: "Core obliques improve your swing:" Source: Mayo Clinic News Network
Small changes can make all the difference when you run. Learn from the pros how to improve your time, boost your energy and prevent injury. Watch "6 ways to check your running technique" below: Source: Mayo Clinic News Network
If you love outdoor running season, think about how to prevent injuries. As many as half of all runners suffer some form of an injury every year. Learn the steps you can take to stay strong and pain-free mile after mile. Watch: 11 ways to outwit most common running injuries. Source: Mayo Clinic News Network
As the weather starts to cool down it's time to start thinking about winter sports season. But before you strap on your skis or snowboard, make sure your body is conditioned and ready to hit the slopes. One way to get your body ready is by performing regular stretches and conditioning. This will help loosen up some muscles you might not have used since last winter.
(BPT) - Pain is a part of everyday life for active Americans - whether as a result of their athletic pursuits or due to silly mishaps. Though pain can occur in the blink of an eye, it can linger for years and prevent sufferers from fully enjoying the sports and exercises they so love.
For athletes engaged in endurance sports - like running, cycling or swimming for more than 2-3 hours at a time - carbohydrates are a necessity to provide fuel to the muscles and are critical to go the distance.
(ORLANDO, Florida) - There have been more and more cases confirming that repeated hits to the head have lifelong consequences for professional football players. Now, in a new study by Orlando Health, researchers reveal that lasting evidence of brain injuries is present at an alarmingly young age. The study, which was completed in collaboration with the Read More »
(BPT) - If you're living with low back pain (LBP), you're not alone. The condition is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. Studies show 80 percent of American adults will experience LBP at some point in their lives. If LBP turns from short-term to chronic (lasting three months or longer), it can impact your overall quality of life.
With cooler weather, precipitation and fallen leaves, it's important to stay safe during fall hikes. Use these tips to avoid potential danger on the trails. -- Pack an emergency kit: When hiking make sure you have the essentials, including: map, phone, food, water, basic first-aid supplies, extra clothes and a flashlight.
You're ready to hit the elliptical machine or the running trails. Before you do, though, consider doing a brief warm-up, followed by a quick cool-down session when you're done exercising. Sure, a warm-up and cool-down may add a few minutes to your exercise routine, but they also might help you stay healthier. Why warm up and cool down Warm-ups and cool-downs generally involve doing your activity at a slower pace and reduced intensity.
High school sports are gearing up for the fall season, and, with that, comes the risk of concussions. If a child gets a concussion, removing him or her from play is a key part of treatment and recovery. Mayo Clinic experts have developed a screening program that involves testing brain function skills, such as memory, reaction time and recall before the sports season begins. Then, if concussions happen, retesting can determine when it's safe for athletes to return to the game.
Professional athletes spend countless hours training to be the best in their sports. But if you're a weekend warrior getting back into the game after some time away, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine experts have some tips to prevent and treat muscle soreness. Watch The Mayo Clinic Minute: