Hip Mechanics for Golfers 101

The hip is a classic ball and socket joint formed by the femur, or thigh bone, and pelvis. The femur’s top end is shaped like a ball called the femoral head. It fits into a round socket found on the side of the pelvis called the acetabulum. Where the bones come together, or articulate, is […]

The Shoulder is Like a Golf Ball?

What is the shoulder? The shoulder, or glenohumeral joint, is simply a ball and socket. This is similar to a golf ball sitting on a tee with a ball being the head of the humerus (upper arm bone) and the tee being the glenoid fossa (a socket formed from the shoulder blade).   Only about […]

Foot and Ankle Pain in the Golfer

Ankle and foot pain in golf, while not the most common injuries, still affect a large number of people, so it’s important we address these issues and explain exactly what’s happening, why it’s happening and what it means. To start, we need to understand the basic anatomy of the foot and ankle. There are a […]

Fixing Hip Pain for the Golfer

Hip pain is one of the less discussed types of pain when it comes to golf. Back pain, wrist pain, and elbow pain tend to get more media attention and are seen more in major events like the PGA Tour. Hip pain is simply less common, and often, issues in the hip muscles refer up […]