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How long should you wait after having a discectomy until you can begin to play golf again?

How long should you wait after having a discectomy until you can begin to play golf again?

Depends: In general people can resume most activities almost immediately. I usually tell people to limit heavy lifting, bending, twisting for about a month to let the soft tissues (skin, muscle) heal. Ask your surgeon for specific restrictions; if there was a large hole in the outer disk, more time for healing may be needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
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Discectomy (Definition)

Discectomy is the a surgical procedure in which the ruptured portion of a ruptured spinal disc (the pad between two vertebrae) is removed. Disc tissue near the rupture may also be removed, but usually most of the disc is saved. If a spinal fusion is needed, a more ...Read more


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Can you play golf after a lumbar microdisectomy?

Can you play golf after a lumbar microdisectomy?

Most likely.: You should be able to play golf following microdiscectomy. It would be more predictable if you have no other surrounding factors, such as arthritis, spinal stenosis or other disc involvement. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to play golf with broken ribs? Could it make it worse?

Is it a bad idea to play golf with broken ribs? Could it make it worse?

Golfing: Playing golf with broken ribs is unlikely to cause any long term problems. Depending on when the injury occurred, how many ribs are broken and the location, you will likely experience some pain with your swing. Aside from effecting your game a little, no real harm in getting out there ...Read more

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If broke 2 ribs two weeks ago, when can I start to play golf and tennis?

Broken ribs: I would probably wait at least another 2-4 weeks for healing. Then try light practice swings to see how it feels. Increase swing speed and rotation as you feel better. ...Read more

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Is it ok to play golf on a sprained knee?

Sprained knee: Wait til you have painless full range of motion. ...Read more

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Can i play golf with bursitis?

Can i play golf with bursitis?

Bursitis: Possibly. If you are pain free with activities of daily living, try going to the driving range. If this does not flare up your symptoms, try 9 holes. Then progress to 18. If you are unable to golf without pain you may need physical therapy and/or a steroid injection. ...Read more

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Can weight training affect the way I play golf?

Can weight training affect the way I play golf?

It can: Weight training can improve your strength on your driving, but only practice will improve your putting. ...Read more

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Pain in the elbow area, hurts more if I play golf what can be done to fix this?

Pain in the elbow area, hurts more if I play golf  what can be done to fix this?

You need to: find out what is causing the pain before it can be treated. There are many causes of elbow pain. Golfing can be associated with Golfers Elbow aka medial epicondylitis. You shoulder consider seeing an orthopedic surgeon/sports medicine specialist to get evaluated. ...Read more

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I recently had l3-s1 fusion. Will i ever be able to play golf again?

Possibly: Focus on recovery from your procedure, reduction of post-procedure pain & residual symptoms and improvement of function. Many factors go into "return to play" decisions. Your surgeon will hopefully guide through this process. If cleared to golf, then working with a physical therapist with an interest/expertise in treating golfers may be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it okay to play golf with a torn acl?

Is it okay to play golf with a torn acl?

Maybe: Some people can do ok with activities which dont involve cutting or pivoting. If your knee is giving out after a course of rehab the acl should be addressed. Would lean toward reconstruction at 35 though. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Diskectomy (Definition)

Surgical ...Read more