Treatment for Golf Injuries

Sports Injury Specialists

The Capital Orthopaedics team is made up of highly experienced medical professionals led by consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Simon Moyes. Our in-house radiologists, surgeons and sports medicine physiotherapists have decades of experience in treating professional athletes and recreational sportspeople, with the aim of getting you back to full strength and fitness – fast.

Treatment for Golf-Related Injuries

Whether you play golf regularly or once in a while, you are at risk of injury, particularly in your lower back and shoulders, elbows and wrists.

The repetitive movement of a golf swing puts complex forces through your body – often leading to sprains, strains and exacerbating existing problems.

Capital Orthopaedics offers a range of treatments for common golfer injuries. Many conditions can be treated with physical therapy and massage. Our sports medicine experts will also advise on improving your swing technique and introduce exercises to prevent future injuries.

For more severe or ongoing injuries, we also offer injection therapies and shockwave therapy to reduce inflammation and stimulate healing.

If you require surgery, our consultant orthopaedic surgeons specialise in minimally invasive techniques to ensure you get back to strength and full mobility in the quickest time possible.

Common Golf Injuries We Treat

Back Pain

We treat a range of golf-related back injuries, including muscle and ligament strains, herniated discs, trapped nerves, arthritis and stress fractures. Treatments range from physiotherapy, steroid and cellular injections, to shockwave therapy and minimally invasive surgery.

Shoulder Pain

The golf swing puts a lot of strain through your shoulders, which can result in the following injuries and conditions: impingement (pinched tissues in the joint), rotator cuff tears, osteoarthritis, SLAP tears and shoulder instability. We diagnose and treat all golf-related shoulder injuries with the minimum of intervention, and provide solid rehabilitation plans to get you back to your sport.

Rotator Cuff Injury

The tube of muscles and tendons that supports and mobilises your shoulder joint can get stretched or damaged through overuse. This leads to feelings of pain, instability, weakness and stiffness. Rotator cuff injuries, if left untreated, can lead to other conditions such as subluxation, bursitis and arthritis.

Elbow Tendonitis

The tendons that connect your forearm muscles to your elbow joint can get stressed during the repetitive actions of the golf swing. The microtears in the tendon can lead to pain in your elbow joint, weakness in your forearm and difficulty doing everyday tasks.

Tennis elbow affects the bony lump on the outside of your elbow, while golfer’s elbow affects the bony lump on the inside of the joint. Our treatments are aimed at reducing inflammation, improving mobility and building up strength around the elbow and forearm. It is very rare to need surgery for elbow tendonitis.

Wrist injuries

Your wrist can be injured through over-flexing or over-extending your wrist as you hit the ball, or if your club impacts with the ground or a hard object. Conditions we treat include: carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and wrist sprains – most of which can be treated effectively non-surgically.

Get in touch

If you have any golf-related pain– whether you are a professional or occasionally play a round of golf – it’s important to get it checked out sooner rather than later. Minor musculoskeletal injuries can develop into more serious conditions such as arthritis. Particularly in older players, an old injury or pre-existing condition can be made worse by the repeated, unbalanced and forceful action of a swinging a golf club.

Our expert sports medicine team is dedicated to diagnosing and treating golf-related injuries with minimal intervention, and with the aim of getting you back to full strength and mobility in the shortest time possible.


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The Capital Orthopaedics team is made up of highly experienced medical professionals – from Mr Simon Moyes, the renowned orthopaedic consultant surgeon, to physicians, nurses, anaesthetists and physiotherapists.
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