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Orthopaedic problems can be caused by overuse, a sudden injury or develop over a length of time. Sometimes pain may be centered in a specific body part, but actually be caused by an issue in a different body area. We’ll determine the cause of your problem and get you on the best road to recovery for you.
Common conditions by body part are:
HealthPartners is committed to providing the highest quality of care for orthopaedic injuries and diseases. We work with specialists throughout our system to coordinate your care and offer programs targeted at specific areas.
From the weekend warrior to the elite athlete, we will work with you to understand the impact of sport on your body and how to avoid injury. If an injury does occur, we will work to get you back to being active as quickly and safely as possible. For information about sports specific care:
HealthPartners team of experts will work with you to identify your goals. We offer both non-surgical and surgery options to best meet your needs. HealthPartners Joint Program, working with Regions Hospital, is one of the few Joint Commission certified programs in the region, representing the highest quality of care.
Our orthopaedic trauma surgeons are among the best in the nation. We are ready 24/7 to care for any traumatic injuries and work with other specialists to meet all your needs. HealthPartners cares for you throughout your lifetime with programs in pediatric, adult and geriatric trauma.
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Although golf is not a contact sport, the repetitive motion of a golf swing can place a lot of stress on muscles, tendons and joints that can result in injuries. The good news is most golf injuries can be prevented by using the proper mechanics and resting to avoid overuse of muscles.
Dr. Matthew Hofkens
Sports medicine & rehabilitation physician, who played college basketball and football.
Below are a few tips to help you stay healthy and out on the course this summer:
- Warm up. Like any sport, warming up is important to reduce muscle injuries. The most accurate and effective way to warm up is to raise your heart rate and “get a little sweat going.” Examples include a brisk walk, jumping jacks, etc.
- Use proper form. The golf swing is complex and unnatural. If you are new to golf, take some golf lessons to learn the proper form for a golf swing to avoid building bad habits. This can greatly improve your performance as well as reduce your injury risk.
- Pace yourself. Most overuse injuries are the result of players not giving their bodies enough time to recover at the first sign of symptoms, slow down or stop if you start to feel pain. Be realistic about your practice habits.
- Don’t overswing. Swinging your club too hard can reinforce poor swing habits, increase inconsistency and increase your risk of injury.
- Build muscle. Do core and back strengthening exercises to get your body into a good physical condition to help avoid injuries. Like most sports, golf injuries and performance can be improved with increased muscle strength and power.
- Hydrate. Make sure to hydrate before and after your time on the course, even if you don’t feel thirsty.
- Wear sunscreen. Keep your skin safe by using a sunscreen with a good level of UV protection, reapply as needed.