If you don't have enough mobility in your hips you will make up for it in other places. Usually we will find problems in the areas above and below the site of dysfunction like your knee or your low back.
Have you ever had to cancel a round of golf or leave the driving range because of your golf related back pain? If so, keep reading!
If back pain strikes when we are on the course or driving range we often feel that our only strategy is to go home and deal with it later. At Victory Spine and Sport we specialize in keeping you active. Below are 2 different exercises that have been modified by Camas sports chiropractor Dr. Henry so you can perform them while on the course, range, or in the clubhouse!
The first exercise we have is an anti-rotation drill. A common complaint is low back pain at the end of your swing, if this is the case for you then this may be a great exercise to keep in your back pocket. Try doing three 8-10 second holds on each side.
This next one is a modified version of a single leg deadlift. There are 2 variations in the video so if the first one is too easy, try the second. This exercise does a great job of engaging the hips and glutes. Try doing 10 reps on each leg.
Golf pains can occur for a wide variety of reasons. If these exercises cause pain or make your symptoms worse STOP doing them and see a healthcare professional.
If your new normal is having back pain when you golf it may be time to finally do something about it!
Dr. Henry is a sports chiropractor in Camas Washington who specializes in keeping you active through chiropractic and sports rehab. His goal is to make every patient self-reliant by emphasizing exercises specific to each patient, not just their diagnosis.