If you play golf, then you are aware that your hip mobility is an important part of your swing. This can make pain in this area problematic, potentially causing you to give up the one and only sport you love. Well, you don't even have to consider such drastic measures, because chiropractic care is often able to relieve hip related pain so you can go out on the course and get in your desired 9 or 18 holes. In our Boardman, Ohio office, Dr. Denise Carradine works with many different kinds of athletes, including golfers, and her 25 years of success with keeping golfers on the course is backed up by the scientific literature.
For instance, one study was published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine involved a 70-year-old female patient with left hip pain due to osteoarthritis. She had been experiencing this pain for an entire year, making it chronic in nature. Furthermore, upon assessment, it was discovered that she also had both limited range of motion and degeneration in the left hip joint, further complicating her movements and intensifying her pain.
Over the course of the 3 month study, the female patient engaged in chiropractic care a total of 16 times. In addition to spinal and hip chiropractic manipulations, the treatment sessions also included mobilization and passive stretching to enhance the therapeutic effect.
Upon conclusion of the 12 week period, the subject was assessed and it was determined that she had "increased range of motion, improved balance and gait speed, and decreased disability" due to the chiropractic care she had received. This type of functional improvement can positively affect your golf game, making chiropractic beneficial, especially if your goal is to move about the course easier and with less pain.
Don't let aches and pains keep you from the activities and sports you love. Dr. Carradine has been successfully treating golf and other sports injuries for over 25 years with her gentle chiropractic methods, spinal decompression, therapies and/or acupuncture. Give Dr. Denise Carradine a call today in our Boardman, Ohio office. Call us at 330-758-4446 for an appointment!
Strunk RG, Hanses M. Chiropractic care of a 70-year-old female patient with hip osteoarthritis. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2011;10(1):54-59.