While some consider golf to be low-impact, injuries are not a rare occurrence for players. Whether the cause is poor swinging mechanics or overuse, the lifetime injury rates can range up to 70% for amateur golfers and 90% for professionals.
Rotator cuff tears occur when the tissues around the shoulder joint are damaged. For golfers, limited pelvic rotation during a poor swing makes the shoulders more vulnerable to ongoing wear and tear.
Don't play through the pain
Always stay hydrated
Warm up before playing