Balance - it sounds so simple! As a golfer, you know that maintaining a proper balance is key to your game. And it's more than just having correct stance.
Optimal balance depends on three aspects - your visual perception, signals from inner ear, and signals from your muscles and joints. Sometimes these aspects get out of sync, causing a balance disorder.
A lack of balance usually occurs when your head position changes - which is a good reason to keep your head still during your swing!
Migraines can attribute to a balance disorder. So if you have frequent migraines, seek medical attention. These headaches can affect your golf game in ways you may never have thought of.
Don’t spend a fortune on new golf equipment hoping for better play before you check your medicine cabinet to see if any drugs you’re taking affect your balance. The condition “ear poisoning” seriously affects your balance. Ear poisoning is usually caused by side effects of some medications - notably antibiotic gentamicin. Up to 50 % of people who take this drug experience some sort of ear poisoning.
Diuretics can pose a problem as well. So if you're on any medicine and you start feeling dizzy, get medical help! Sometimes dizziness can literally become a lifelong problem, so don’t delay in seeking help.