While it is hard to tell when watching the pros sink birdies and seemingly impossible putts, they do in fact suffer injuries. Some of them are in pain even during the time that they are playing.
They do have the luxury of the trailer with physical therapists on the lot to help them through their pain. But what you do not see on TV is that when they are off camera, some pros are doing quick exercises taught to them by the physical therapists in order to manage the pain in between holes.
One of the more common injuries that PGA players suffer is from elbow tendinitis. There is pain felt on the inside or the outside of the elbow. It is a pain that comes on gradually and gets progressively worse and can be felt most often when gripping the club. The pain may also be felt when doing fine motor movements with the fingers such as typing.
While often this type of tendinitis pain is felt in the elbow, shoulder weakness and tightness is part of the reason that these muscles develop inflammation. Therefore it is important when addressing this type of ailment that you concentrate on the shoulder and the elbow.
The following techniques and exercises are the tricks and tips that are most often taught to the pros to relieve pain. It should be noted that seeking medical attention as this condition persists is imperative for the correct diagnosis and treatment.
Performing these exercises will allow you to help reduce the inflammation in the elbow and begin a less painful golf game. No promises that you will start hitting as accurately as the pros!