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Preventing Golf Shoulder Pain: Causes & Solutions

Preventing Golf Shoulder Pain: Causes & Solutions

Introduction Golf is a sport cherished by many for its combination of skill, strategy, and outdoor enjoyment. However, the repetitive motion and the force involved in swinging a golf club can often lead to golf shoulder pain, a common ailment among enthusiasts of the game. Understanding the causes and implementing effective solutions can help golfers …

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Posterior Tibial Tendinopathy: Causes and Treatment

Posterior Tibial Tendinopathy: Causes and Treatment

Introduction Posterior tibial tendinopathy is a condition characterized by the dysfunction and degeneration of the posterior tibial tendon, which runs along the inner side of the ankle and foot. This vital tendon plays a crucial role in supporting the arch of the foot and controlling foot movement during walking.  Understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatment …

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Lateral Hip Pain: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

Lateral Hip Pain: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

Introduction Lateral hip pain, manifesting primarily along the outer side of the hip joint, is a condition that can impede one’s quality of life by restricting daily activities and overall physical activity. Often, this discomfort is associated with a range of conditions such as trochanteric pain syndrome, gluteal tendinopathy, or hip osteoarthritis. These ailments affect …

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Ankle Injuries in Basketball

Rehabilitation and Recovery for Ankle Injuries in Basketball

Introduction Basketball is an exhilarating sport, but the intensity and agility it demands can sometimes lead to sports injuries, with ankle injuries being among the most prevalent. In this guide, we’ll explore the various aspects of ankle injuries in basketball, from understanding the causes to effective prevention and recovery strategies. Understanding Ankle Injuries in Basketball …

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Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain

Understanding and Managing Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain

Introduction Pain in the lateral ankle can be debilitating and persistent, often disrupting daily activities and hindering mobility. Chronic lateral ankle pain is a condition that requires attention and proper management for long-term relief. In this article, we will explore the intricacies of chronic lateral ankle pain, including its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and various treatment …

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Improve Your Neck Mobility to Improve Your Golf Swing

Improve Your Neck Mobility to Improve Your Golf Swing

Most golfers enter the off-season looking to increase distance and move better leading into the next golf season. Here in Buffalo, NY we have a long off-season, which is the perfect time to fine-tune all aspects of your game. As a medical and fitness provider that specializes in working with golfers, the problem that a …

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Thoracic Spine Mobility to Improve Your Swing

Thoracic Spine Mobility to Improve Your Swing

One of the biggest mobility limitations when it comes the golf swing is the lack of thoracic spine rotation. The bare minimum rotation requirement is 45 degrees which is measured in sitting to ensure there isn’t compensation from the lower body. If you can’t rotate through the thoracic spine, this is a movement fault that …

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Shoulder Mobility Drills to Increase Your Club Head Speed

Shoulder Mobility Drills to Increase Your Club Head Speed

Of the 4 main rotation centers in the golf swing, the shoulder is one that many golfers know they need more of, but never seem to improve the shoulder range of motion as intended. You primarily need shoulder external rotation in the trail shoulder to allow for a full backswing, which is measured in standing …

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The Best Hip Mobility Drill to Improve Your Swing

The Best Hip Mobility Drill to Improve Your Swing

The number one mobility restriction seen with most golfers is limited hip rotation. In the back swing (for a right handed golfer) you go into right hip internal rotation and left hip external rotation. Then it switches on the downswing, with the golfer performing right hip external rotation and left hip internal rotation. Lacking hip …

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