Acute injuries are usually the result of a single, traumatic episode,
such as hitting the ground of a submerged tree root in a sand trap.
Overuse injuries are more subtle and usually occur over time. These
injuries will more often stem from the stress that the golfer puts on
the back and shoulders when swinging. The three most commonly injured
areas of the body are the back, shoulder, and elbow. They should be
treated with rest, a good stretching/warm-up program, and good, sound
advice from a golf professional.
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