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Enhance Your Golf Stance and Swing

Golf is a game of great physical demands and demands on the body. As such, golfers are prone to injury.

Because golf requires repetitive and precise movements, it is important that a golfer has a secure and steady stance.
This is most times achieved by a golf shoe that fits well and does not hinder the golfer’s movement and that provides the necessary support for the foot roll.
This type of shoe might be stiffer than those that are more flexible, but stiffer shoes are beneficial on open courses, when the terrain is rough and uneven, and when the course is not well-groomed.
They also provide greater support for the foot’s arches.
But even with a stable shoe, the foot is often not in a structurally optimal position.
Hence the amount of lower limb injuries still occurring in the sport.

Lower Body Injuries In golf

One of the most common golf injuries is the golfer’s knee.

Pain in the knee is a common occurrence for golfers, and often times the pain is accompanied by a feeling of instability in the knee.

Other common injuries include ankle sprains, rotator cuff tears, torn ACLs, broken shins, and strained muscles and tendons as a result of repetitive movements.

The twisting motion of the golf swing is a major cause of knee injuries, especially concerning the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), also known as the anterior cruciate ligament complex (ACLC).
The ACL connects the femur and tibia and helps prevent injuries during sporting activities like golf.
However, if the knee flexes and twists abruptly, such as in a golf swing the risk of injury to the ACL increases.
In order to reduce the risk of injury, foot and ankle stability can assist the golfer in maintaining a more erect stance. Which will help to reduce the risk of injury to the ACL.

A Stable Golfer Stance

The lower limb injuries that golfers experience often result from a static position.

The foot is often in a position of hyper pronation, which causes the ligaments in the ankle to become overstretched.

The hyper pronation (or over-pronation) will cause the golfer’s ankle to turn inwards, which is a risk factor for an ankle sprain or a more severe ligament injury such as a torn ankle ligament.

In contrast, a golfer who has a well-positioned heel will have the foot positioned in less of a pronated position.

This reduces the risk of injury. Also, by having the foot positioned in a neutral position, the foot is less likely to roll inward and over the outside of the ankle, which is a common cause of a sprain.

Orthotics for a perfect Golf Stance

One method of increasing foot and ankle stability is through the use of custom orthotics. Orthotics are inserts that are placed inside of a golfer’s shoes to improve the structure of the feet. The proper structural stance of a golfer’s feet will allow for the rest of the body to even out the weight of the body and prevent overworking vulnerable areas of the body.
Custom orthotics, which are orthotics that have been designed specifically for an individual, can help golfers achieve a more stable stance,
These custom insoles help stabilize the ankles and heels, which can reduce the risk of injury to the ACL. In addition to improving the golfer’s stance, orthotics can help reduce the golfer’s knee pain.
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