Golfer’s RX: Backs and Joints

The Met Golfer—June 15, 2011

According to The Met Golfer, muscle mass shrinks about one percent a year and the blood supply to tendons drop starting at the age of fifty. As this process evolves, muscles lose their elasticity and joints and tendons become more susceptible to injury.

Hospital for Special Surgery Sports Medicine Physiatrist Doctor Vijay Vad recognizes this cycle as a problem to not only golfers and athletes, but to the everyday person. After publishing his book Golf Rx: A 15-Minute-A-Day Core Program for More Yards and Less Pain in 2007, Dr. Vad further offered his comments about muscles in the June/July 2011 issue of The Met Golfer.

Dr. Vad said, “Your muscles are your primary shock absorbers, and when you start to lose muscle mass your joints take a beating.”

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