Overuse injuries of the upper extremity in golf

Clin Sports Med. 2001 Jul;20(3):469-79. doi: 10.1016/s0278-5919(05)70263-5.


Golfers are athletes, for golf is a sport. To play it well, one must have athletic ability, strength, agility, coordination, and endurance. The golf swing is physically demanding and has contributed to overuse injuries in the upper extremity. The wrist, elbow, and shoulder are the most frequently injured joints.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arm Injuries* / etiology
  • Arm Injuries* / physiopathology
  • Arm Injuries* / prevention & control
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders* / etiology
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders* / physiopathology
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders* / prevention & control
  • Golf / injuries*
  • Humans
  • Joints / physiopathology