Foot Pain on the Golf Course By Dr. Summer Bochat

7 May 2020 All, Blog

When the weather starts to warm up, many people take to the golf courses to make the most of the Spring weather. Foot pain on the golf course can directly affect how well you play the game. 

Heel pain during stance can affect critical parts of your swing. Pain in the heels can also limit the amount of walking exercise you would get if it is painful to walk from tee to tee. 

Big toe joint pain can also be a problem, especially with the golf swing. Wear and tear to the big toe joint over time can lead to arthritis. This arthritis can be painful with activity, as well as limit the amount of motion that is available to the joint.

If you have pain in the ball of your foot, it can also affect your golf swing. During follow through of your swing you transfer weight from one foot to the other. Pain to the ball of the foot may be due to compression or irritation of the nerves to the ball of the foot.

If you are concerned about foot pain affecting your golf game, make an appointment with our office by calling 847.639.5800 for evaluation and treatment options!

For more on the news surrounding the May 1st rules on the Golf Courses re-opening please read this article: https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ct-illinois-golf-reopens-twosomes-only-20200424-es3wrcbsabgcnocneytefupqqe-story.html

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