Golf Player Ross Fisher Hurts Foot During Portugal Masters
Ross Fisher of England hurt his foot on Friday, October 12, at the Portugal Masters when he slipped while walking off the first tee. The golfer went ahead and played through the pain in his left foot, managing to extend his lead. He did, however, have a medical professional look at the foot before he continued to play and was assured that he was not doing any more damage to the foot by continuing to play on it.
That is very important with sports injuries. You should always have an injury evaluated before you play on through the pain. If you do not, you could risk causing further injury and face a longer recovery time or permanent damage.
Most of us don’t think of golf when we think of injuries in sports. Many people tend to associate sports injuries with contact sports like football or with fast-paced sports that require a lot of jumping or running like basketball or soccer. However, golf does have its share of injuries. A typical golf player spends a lot of time on their feet during a golf game. Most players actually walk four to five miles over the course of three to five hours during a game. Also, the biomechanics of your feet figure into your golf swing as much as any other part of your body and getting the proper support for your feet is important. Your shoes can affect your golf swing because if you are wearing inappropriate shoes you may not be able to get your feet in the proper position for a successful swing.
If you are an avid golfer and want to be comfortable and protect your feet while you are on the green, we have some tips for you:
- There are many different types of golf shoes available. Try the different types and find the one that is most comfortable for you.
- Make sure whichever style you choose, the shoes are lightweight and have good cushioning. You want your golf shoes to have well-cushioned soles and heels since you will be spending a lot of time on your feet.
- Choose shoes made from breathable material that are water resistant.
- Make sure your shoes offer you plenty of traction.
- Golf shoes should feel a little tighter than your regular shoes. This will help support your swing.
- If you decide to wear spikes on your golf shoes, adjust yourself to walking around in them before playing.
Finally, be safe on the golf course. Make sure you know the rules regarding spikes on different golf courses. Don’t risk injury by overdoing it and pushing yourself too far. If you do suffer an injury, see a podiatrist as soon as possible and follow their instructions so that you will recover quickly and be able to return to the game.
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