We often encounter golfers who suffer from lower limb issues.

Golf is a sport that requires a lot of walking, standing, and twisting of the lower limbs, especially during the swing. As a result, golfers are susceptible to various lower limb issues, including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, knee pain, and hip pain. These injuries can occur due to a variety of factors, including overuse, poor biomechanics, inadequate warm-up, and inappropriate footwear.

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition among golfers, caused by the inflammation of the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that runs from the heel to the toes. It often presents as pain in the heel or arch of the foot and can be aggravated by walking or standing for extended periods.

Achilles tendonitis is another condition that can occur in golfers, which is characterized by pain and stiffness in the back of the ankle. It can result from overuse, inadequate stretching, and biomechanical factors such as flat feet or overpronation.

Knee and hip pain are also significant concerns for golfers, especially among older players. These injuries can result from improper swing mechanics, overuse, or inadequate strength training.

As Biomechanics Consultants and foot orthotics specialists, we can help golfers alleviate these issues through the use of customized insoles designed to improve your biomechanics and provide proper support and alignment. Insoles can help distribute pressure evenly across the foot, reduce stress on the plantar fascia and Achilles tendon, and correct overpronation or other biomechanical issues.

Moreover, we can evaluate your swing mechanics, identify potential problem areas, and provide exercise and stretching recommendations to prevent further injury. By taking a comprehensive approach to lower limb issues in golfers, you can help them continue to enjoy the game while minimizing the risk of injury.