Golf causes a significant number of injuries to the wrist and hand, including fractures, tendonitis, and nerve injuries. And it’s interesting that the frequency of wrist and hand injuries differs among various groups of golfers. Female professional golfers are particularly prone to wrist and hand injuries (which amount to about one-third of injuries to women). Male professionals suffer wrist and hand injuries at about half the rate of their female counterparts. Amateur golfers (both male and female) also encounter a significant number of hand and wrist problems.

Some of the more common wrist and hand problems seen among golfers include:
  • Tendonitis of the wrist (DeQuervain’s tendonitis) or fingers (trigger fingers).
  • Wrist impaction syndrome.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Fracture of the hamate bone.