Medical Edge: Golfers' Wrist Injuries Often Occur From Overuse, Poor Mechanics or Trauma

Posted on May 18th, 2012 by

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I golf three to four times each week, but lately the pain in my wrists makes golfing extremely uncomfortable. A friend of mine had similar symptoms and ended up having surgery to treat tendinitis. Is there a way to get some relief that won't require surgery? ANSWER: Wrist injuries are common in people who play golf regularly. These injuries often occur due to overuse, poor mechanics or trauma. The right treatment depends on the underlying cause. For most people with the type of wrist pain you describe, surgery is rarely needed.

 

Chicago Tribune by Sanjeev Kakar

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