Ending Golfer’s Lower Back Pain – Bolton’s Nash Danga Shares His Top Tips

Ending Golfer’s Lower Back Pain – Bolton’s Nash Danga Shares His Top Tips

Golfer with Lower Back Pain at the Tee

Lower back feeling tight, stiff, and sore when you place your golf ball down on the tee or getting sharp shooting pains as you drive down the fairway?

We understand how agonizing, and annoying this can be.

While you might think it’s part of getting older, or that lower back pain is something golfers have to live with, I’m here to tell you that it’s not.

At my Bolton physiotherapy clinic; T4 Physio, we work with a lot of golfers, and help them to play more rounds, enjoy their time on the course, and get better so they can beat their mates!

In this blog, you can discover 4 common reasons for lower back pain in golfers and 5 proven tips to reduce those aches that spoil your fun.

Why Does Lower Back Pain Haunt Golfers Over 40?

First things first, let’s dive into why your lower back pain is giving you a hard time on the golf course.

You see, as we age, our bodies go through some changes, and unfortunately, not all of them are in our favour.

For golfers, the following factors can become pain-inducing culprits:

1. Lack of Flexibility

Over the years, our joints and muscles may lose some of their youthful flexibility.

This can affect your swing mechanics, leading to increased strain on your lower back.

2. Muscle Weakness

Sitting at your desk job or perhaps just not being as active as you once were can lead to muscle imbalances, particularly in your core and glutes.

Weak muscles can’t provide the support your back needs during a swing, especially when you are trying to drive off the tee.

3. Poor Posture

The modern lifestyle often encourages us to slouch, leading to a forward-leaning posture.

This posture can wreak havoc on your spine, especially during the twisting and turning motions of a golf swing.

So if you know that you have bad posture, this may be a reason your lower back pain keeps coming back.

4. Wear and Tear

Years of golfing, along with the occasional rough swing, can contribute to the wear and tear of your spine and joints, making them less forgiving.

And for many people – probably yourself included –  there is a really bad idea that rest is enough to fix injuries we pick up.

But actually, those little injuries and knocks you pick up through your life can build up if not fully healed.

That’s why it’s so important to fully treat an injury (so you’re not the guy at the golf club who’s been complaining about his bad back for the last 30 years).

Relieving Lower Back Pain During Your Round of Golf

Now that we understand 4 of the most common reasons why lower back pain becomes such a nuisance, let’s explore some strategies to fix it, and get you back playing on the course, and playing pain-free.

1. Warm-Up and Stretch

You might want to get straight to the full bit – teeing off on the 1st.

But if you’ve got a history of lower back pain, warming up and stretching can save you a lot of trouble on the back 9.

It doesn’t have to be a time-consuming routine but targeted stretches and exercises can work fast and mean your time on the course isn’t ruined.

2. Strengthen Your Core

Engage in regular core-strengthening exercises.

A strong core provides better support for your spine during your golf swing.

3. Adjust Your Swing

Consult a golf pro to fine-tune your swing mechanics.

Small adjustments can make a significant difference in reducing the strain on your lower back.

4. Invest in Proper Gear and Footwear

Ensure your golf clubs and shoes are suited to your body and playing style.

Ill-fitting gear can make your lower back pain worse.

One thing that we’ve seen work wonders are custom orthotic shoe insoles which are safe, proven, and help back pain sufferers not just on the golf course, but in everyday life.

5. Listen to Your Body

If you start feeling pain during your round, don’t push through it.

Take breaks, stretch, and hydrate to ease discomfort.

And if your pain is severe, realise that it’s probably not going to fix itself – or it would have already, wouldn’t it?

6. Physiotherapy – Your Natural Path to Pain Relief

Now, let’s talk about the game-changer: physiotherapy.

I know many of you have tried various remedies, from YouTube exercises to massages, and even cutting back on golf, but the pain still lingers.

You’re afraid of painkillers’ side effects and surgery’s risks.

Well, physiotherapy offers a natural, effective, and long-term solution.

At T4 Physio in Bolton, we’ve been helping golfers just like you since 2018 and we understand the frustration and fear that comes with persistent lower back pain.

But you can cure your lower back pain, and here’s how our 1-1, personalized approach helps:

Tailored Treatment: We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions. Your pain is unique, and so should your treatment plan. We’ll tailor our approach to your specific needs.

Hands-On Expertise: Our team of expert physiotherapists has years of experience helping people reclaim their lives from pain. We know how to get to the root of the problem and alleviate it effectively.

Preventive Focus: We’re not just about quick fixes. We’re committed to preventing future issues by educating you on maintaining a pain-free, active life.

Natural Healing: Our methods focus on natural healing, without the need for pills or invasive procedures.

Quick Relief: You don’t have to suffer for months or years. Many of our clients experience significant relief after just a few sessions.

Long-Term Results: Our goal is to get you back on the golf course for the long haul, not just a temporary reprieve.

Your Path to Pain-Free Golf Starts Here

If you’re ready to say goodbye to that nagging lower back pain and hello to enjoyable, pain-free rounds of golf, we’re here to help.

Our commitment to your well-being goes beyond the golf course.

We want to see you living the life you love, without the constant worry of pain.

Take the first step towards a pain-free golfing future – schedule a free telephone consultation from the comfort of your own home.

You can reach us at 01204 958950 or visit our website at t4physio.co.uk/contact.

Let’s chat, understand your unique situation, and chart a path to a healthier, pain-free you.

But hey, we get it if you’re not quite ready to make that call.

That’s why we’ve prepared a free report on back pain which contains our most powerful strategies for natural relief.

Download it at t4physio.co.uk/free-advice-sheets-downloads, and start your journey to a pain-free swing right now.

Remember, your lower back pain doesn’t have to be a constant companion on the golf course.

Together, we can get you back to playing better than ever, beating your mates, and enjoying every moment of your game.

Swing into pain-free golf – the choice is yours!

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