Bowling Injuries and How to Prevent Them In The Future

Over the last five weeks, I’ve been dealing with a pretty significant injury that has kept me out of bowling since the injury took place.

Over the course of the past few weeks, I’ve done a lot of reading and a lot of research on injuries, and I started asking a lot of my friends who have dealt with them in the past questions about theirs.

What I’ve learnt — which isn’t rocket science — is that people come back from injuries way too soon. Especially bowlers.

Of my friends that went along with their doctor’s plan, their return to competition came swiftly and effectively.

Those of my friends that didn’t listen, re-injured themselves nearly 100% of the time.

So I began talking to a customer of mine who happens to be a Doctor or Physical Therapy. He was telling me that he feels bowlers typically come back from injury too soon because they don’t think of their sport as overly physical.

This, in his opinion, is a problem.

Bowling, especially at higher levels, can be very hard on your feet, knees, hips, back, and upper body joints, according to the Doctor.

And while we don’t always think about bowling as a sport that is hard on our bodies, it can still be incredibly taxing, in its own right.

According to the Doctor, the risk of re-injury in sports like bowling and golf — and others — can actually be higher than they are in more physical sports, such as basketball and football, because the patients don’t take the risk of re-injury as seriously and come back too soon.

What the Doctor was telling me is that we, bowlers, need to take our sport — and it’s physicality — a bit more seriously. He implored me to take it slowly, let it heal, and at no point should I take the impact bowling has on the body for granted.

So that’s what I’m doing. And next time you’re fighting an injury, no matter how minor, maybe you should too.

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