What causes hip pain in golfers?

Luis Rodriguez, MD
Sports Medicine
Hip pain is a common symptom in golfers. Most often, hip pain or injury in a golfer is due to: :
  • being out of shape
  • poor swing mechanics
  • failure to warm up
  • overuse of the joint and surrounding ligaments and cartilage
Part of getting golfers back into action involves recovering a full, painless range of motion and full strength of the affected area.  Advanced hip conditions caused by overusing the joint often result in chronic pain that can interfere with basic tasks, such as walking. When this is the case, joint replacement is sometimes required. Professional golfers who have had hip replacements include Jack Nicklaus and Peter Jacobsen .

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We tend to take our bones and joints for granted until we experience bone or joint pain. Unfortunately, sometimes it takes pain and stiffness for you to notice something's not right. Perhaps your knees ache when you jog or when yo...

ou do strength-training exercises. Environmental factors, like a change in barometric pressure before it rains, can also cause your joints to ache. When you understand what causes your bone or joint pain, you'll be better able to work with your doctor to find ways to treat it.

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