Playing golf is a great way to enjoy low-impact exercise. It’s a competitive, social sport that involves frequent walking around a course. However, the repetitive motion of swinging your club can cause pain and injury. This commonly affects the arms and back, but it can involve any part of the body because golf swings are full-body movements. It’s recommended that you do these stretches before and after every round of golf. For optimal results, you should also do a set on your days off.
For a better golf swing, stretch your quadriceps. These muscles help move your knees, which help rotate your body.
The repetitive motion of golfing can lead to golfers elbow. In this condition, the muscles in your elbow and forearm become inflamed, causing pain and tenderness.
The following exercise can provide relief. It stretches the muscles in your forearm, which reduces tension in the elbow and arm.
You can also try this stretch with your palm facing up.
Golf swings are also hard on the shoulders. Try this golf stretch to manage shoulder pain.
If you play golf, use these stretches as a warm-up and cool down. You could also warm up by taking a few light swings. In addition to regular stretching, applying ice and taking rest days can help manage pain. Seek medical help if your pain lasts for more than 2 to 3 days or if you feel sudden, sharp pain during a game.