Monthly Archives: March 2011

Fore!!!

Lookout! Golf season is coming and fast.  As spring is fast approaching many of us are getting anxious to get out on the green, but let us not forget……it’s been sometime since you may have been out on the golf course and your body will not forget to tell you. So before you get into the swing of the season there are always things to look out for.  Have you ever felt pain, discomfort or weakness in your arm, forearm and/or wrist? Ever heard of Golfer’s elbow or Medial Epicondylitis?

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Golf and Your Feet

By: Fareen Samji, Certified Pedorthist (Canada)

“All timing, distance and direction comes out of the lower body with the feet leading the way,” – Jack Nicklaus

Golf puts enormous demands on the body. Recognizing potential golfing injuries and planning ahead can prevent many injuries down the road. Problems with your feet, even a painful corn or callus, can impede your timing and balance.

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What Is An Orthotic?

A foot orthotic is a device that can be inserted into the shoe to support, align, prevent and or accommodate foot deformities and improve foot function. Used in conjunction with appropriate footwear, a foot orthotic can be effective in helping to treat a number of foot and lower limb problems including heel, arch and forefoot pain, shin splints, as well as pain and complications related to health conditions such as diabetes and arthritis.

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