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Doctor Divot's Guide to Golf Injuries - A Handbook for Golf Injury Prevention and Treatment

Written by a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Divot's Guide to Golf Injuries teaches the reader how to prevent and treat most common golf injuries, including injuries to the back, wrist, elbow, shoulder, and knee. Dr. Divot's Guide is written in a humorous "plain-English" style that all golfers will understand and enjoy. It's the one golf book that almost every golfer will need, sooner or later!

Dr. Divot's Guide to Golf Injuries belongs in every golfer's library, and will be an invaluable resource for:

Table of Contents:

CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Golf Injuries
The "how and why" golfers get injured

CHAPTER 2: The Frequency of Golf Injuries
Find out just how common golf injuries are to both amateurs and pros

CHAPTER 3: The Golf Swing and Injury
Learn the "phases" of the golf swing and how the golf swing contributes to injury

CHAPTER 4: Sprains, Strains, Fractures, and Tendonitis in Golf
Learn the the main types of injuries caused by golf and how they are treated

CHAPTER 5: Elbow Injuries
"Tennis" elbow, "golfer's" elbow, and other common golf-related elbow injuries

CHAPTER 6: Wrist and Hand Injuries
Common wrist and hand problems, including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

CHAPTER 7: Back Pain and Spine Injuries
For golfers who have back pain on the back nine

CHAPTER 8: Shoulder Injuries
Common shoulder ailments and their treatment

CHAPTER 9: Knee Injuries
Arthritis, cartilage tears, and other common knee problems

CHAPTER 10: The Golf Warm-Up
An easy-to-follow warm-up routine for all golfers

CHAPTER 11: Conditioning and Preventive Exercises for Golf
An easy way to keep your "golf muscles" in shape

CHAPTER 12: The Female Golfer
Special injury concerns for the woman player

CHAPTER 13: The Older Golfer
Make sure those Golden Years of golf are injury-free

CHAPTER 14: Joint Replacement and the Golfer
Important considerations for golfers returning to play after joint replacement surgery

About the Author:

Larry Foster, M.D., F.A.A.O.S. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon whose enthusiasm for the game of golf has earned him the nickname "Dr. Divot". He earned his medical degree from Columbia University and served his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City.

The subject of golf injuries has been a special interest of Dr. Foster's for over a decade. Describing himself as "a bad golfer, but a good golf orthopedist", Dr. Foster looks forward to teaching fellow golfers how to prevent and treat most common golf injuries. The reader will find "Dr. Divot" to be a well-informed friend who wants to help every golfer stay healthy and successful on the course.

"...the litany of golf injuries were presented in laymen's terminology...Dr. Foster, a golfer himself, presents this 'heavy' content in a light and humorous manner so that golfers can digest the nuts and bolts of any possible injury..." Golf Today