Your feet play an important role in developing or maintaining a low handicap status in golf. Each foot (the lead foot which is closest to the flag and the trail foot which is furthest from the flag) has its own role in accepting weight, transferring weight and generating power into your swing.
Most golf injuries to the feet and ankles are overuse injuries due to the repetitive nature of the game. Such overuse injuries include blisters, stress fractures, neuromas (pinched nerve in the ball of the foot), ankle sprains and strains, plantar fasciitis (heel pain) and tendonitis or tendon tears. Injuries to the outside part of the foot or ankle such as tendonitis or sprains can also occur as a result of walking on the terrain of the uneven and rolling hills of the course.
How your feet move and function during the game is unique to the game of golf. The position of and the pressures endured throughout your feet change continually through your swing. Weight distribution and transfer changes in your feet from start to finish of every swing of the club. These pressures, as well as the position of your body during your swing, can often be adjusted or corrected with the use of orthotics, custom-made shoe insoles that function to achieve the changes needed for a more effective and more powerful swing.
At The Center for Foot Care, we can help your feet be more comfortable so that you can stay out on the course longer and with fewer injuries or pain. While we can not guarantee a lower score, we can help you to enjoy your game without being ‘handicapped’ with foot pain.