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By Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
June 06, 2017

Golf can be a very relaxing pastime straight thru Summer and into Fall. Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama specializes in foot and ankle care and wants to see you have a good long season without injuries. Getting your swing just right and placing your feet safely in the right position requires some focus to have a better game and fewer injuries. The right shoes are a big factor. The style can be up to you but the fit should be recommended from the pros. For example; lightweight, well cushioned, made from breathable material, water resistant and comfortable.

Although golf can be relaxing it can also be challenging when the competitive bug bites you and your focus shifts to a hard game. Here are some injuries that can result from playing hard without paying attention to some of the details.

  • Sprained ankle ~ it is possible to roll your ankle during a swing especially on uneven ground. Or simply stepping into a hole.
  • Lateral ankle pain ~ as the weight shifts from your back foot to the forefoot, you may experience pain in the front foot. More so if the swing is intense.
  • Big toe injury ~ on the follow through of the swing the back heel goes off the ground which puts pressure on the toes, especially the big toe. This can cause tissue under the big toe to become damaged over time.
  • Extensor tendinitis ~ believe it or not, this is a result of driving the golf cart and is typically an issue after playing rounds on hilly courses and using the parking break excessively. It can also be referred to as “golf cart tendinitis” and causes irritation of the tendons in the foot. Try trading off with your partner
  • Intermetatarsal neuroma ~ happens on the foot with the least pressure put on it during the swing. Repetitive weight on the nerve between the metatarsals. Symptoms such as burning, numbness and shooting pain can be a big part of the condition. Avoiding this can be as simple as adjusting your swing or in some cases can be fixed with orthotics.

If you are golfing in pain call  Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama at 313-274-0990 and schedule an appointment. We have four locations in Michigan; Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Clarkston and Trenton plus house calls!

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Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
3408 West Rd (In Grange Plaza)
Trenton, MI 48183 -(734) 676-4664

2200 Monroe
Dearborn, MI 48124 - (313) 274-0990

6770 Dixie Hwy. Suite 101
Clarkston, MI 48346 - (248) 625-1110

23800 Orchard Rd Suite 201
Farmington Hills, MI  48336 - (248) 474-0040