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time_vans

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just nipped down to the range to pick up my new 5 wood and knock a few about. didn't feel quite right and struggled to hit any thing decent. moved through the irons up to my driver and still all wrong then BANG felt something go under my shoulder blade/rib area in chuffing agony.any one know what i might have done and advise on length of time before i try swinging a club again. cheers all :(
 

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Sorry to hear about your injury, sounds like a pulled muscle.

Bit of rest and lots of anti-inflammatories. Try and get a hold of some non-steroid anti-inflammatories, they're the daddies!
 

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Hope I can be of some use again guys, whenever you have an injury follow these simple steps.

R - Rest the area
I - Ice the pain (make sure you put a T-towel around the ice peas etc to freeze bite)
C - Compression
E - Elevation, put the area up on a few pillows
R - Referral, if the pain does not subside in 1-2 days

DO NOT!!!

H - Heat the area
A - Alcohol, go to pub and forget it
R - Running
M - Massage, however, nice it feels.

Hope this will be of some help? any questions just ask
 

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Hi htl.
Perhaps you can give me some advice.Its been 8 weeks since my injury and its starting to heal now so i wondered if you the best form of excercise to build up the muscles under the rib cage.

Ive tried Madandras suggestion but its getting too expensive lol
 

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Exactly where in the body is the pain? Is it in you back below the bottom of the shoulder?
yes just below the blade where the ribs are....... giving me a right load of jip. cant even pick the phone up to ring the local massage parlour ( as suggested!!)
 

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You have either pulled the muscle or the tendon.

Give it TOTAL rest for atleast 7 days. The pain may spread into your spine area as these muscles are connected to your vertebrae and rib-cage respectively so it is perfectly normal for the pain to radiate.

If this doesn't work see a sports massage specialist or even a chiropractic clinic. I have great faith in my chiropractor who also does sports massage, he sorted me out very well.
 

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Just remember that the golf swing puts a lot of stress and strain onto the body when executed properly. I'm proof that starting back too quickly can make things a lot worse. I pulled muscles in my lower back and after a short layoff thought that it would be ok to play again. I was aware of the discomfort while playing, but swung well within my normal swing speed etc. After compiling a good score over the 1st 7 holes, I decided to open up a bit with the driver. I can remember starting the downswing and then next I was aware of I was looking up at my two playing partners from the gound. OUCH !!

The result was 4 months without golf and a weakness in my lower back that I still have 12 years later. I need to stretch and warmup before playing and if it's cold I need to stretch on the course to keep the back supple. All because I thought I could go on playing through an injury.

Please be careful and give it time to heal properly.

Dave
 

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Go see a sports physio and get it fixed. Waiting for it to go away could take ages, and you will do it again the first time you swing a club. He will also give you exercises to strengthen the area concerned.
 
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