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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
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
Variable: Can be about 4 weeks to light swings. ...Read more
If posteror cervicle foramimotomy goes well, how long before I can safely play golf. C6, c7, t1....Herniated disc?
I had lower back pain since long which use to get better and often come back. The pain never travel towards legs or no weakness is felt. I play golf?
How long does it take for a 14 year old to play golf again after a open repair of a clavicle fracture?
Depends: Depends upon how severe the injury and the extent of the repair. Your orthopedic surgeon can give the best answer to the question. May take several months to full recovery. ...Read more
Will weight lifting or playing golf have any long term effects, like joint instability, muscle weakness and pain?
If you run a half mile you will burn approximately 50 calories.
If you walk a round of golf you will walk approximately four miles. Typically each mile
will burn approximately 100 calories for a
total of 400 calories. ...Read more
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
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
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
I horse ride and play golf, but I feel like I should have a stronger upper body, what are some ways?
Maybe: Some people can do ok with activities which don't 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
Ask your surgeon: The answer is based on swelling, pain, wound healing, and the approach that your surgeon used to enter into the hip. ...Read more
Wait long for golf: There is a huge range of types of spine surgeries. Minimally invasive disc or decompression patients, shouldn't engage in lifting of greater than 30 pounds for six weeks and to refrain from painful activities. Recovery from open fusions can take much longer. Hiking or bike- riding can usually be started relatively early in the process-2 or three weeks out. Golf needs to wait 6 months. ...Read more
Yes, with caution:
You may have to modify your golf swing a little as twisting can be hard on the knee. But you should be able to play comparable to your game before surgery.
Lifting is not a problem so long as you don't squat too deeply and avoid heavy weights, ie I would suggest light to moderate weights, with more repititions vs. Heavier weights. ...Read more
How can I stop back ache which alternates from right to left just above lumber ps I play golf or is it my age 65?
Back ache and golf:
In this area, if movement makes the symptoms worse, it may be related to your muscles back there. They may be weaker at your age depending on your activities.
Strong, flexible paraspinal muscles are certainly what McIlroy uses to hit so hard.
Perhaps some mild stretching or strengthening with your physio is a good idea. Cheers! ...Read more
I just got one of my wisdom teeth out this morning, took about 20 min, got pulled because I was in pain. Can I play golf today?
Technically yes..: ... but absolutely necessary? No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Strained left knee mcl. I play golf. How soon can I play and what are best rehab exercises for speediest recovery?
When pain free: Usually a couple of weeks. Brace helps. Quad and hamstring exercises help. Usually takes 4-6 weeks to heal if isolated mcl. ...Read more
Can I play golf after complete achilles' tendon removed after wound and skin graft is healed and are tendon transfers for Achilles sucessful?
Would say: Yes if everything is healed and went through therapy. Won't have same power and don't think it will help your scores any. ...Read more
I have trigger finger (little finger) after over practicing golf. Slowly healing w anti inflammatories.: 1- can ostheopathy help? 2- can I play golf?
It is inflamation of: Tendon sheet, in your case aggravated by golfing, you should use pad that over that area and continue use the medications tell it heal. No osteopathic help in this matter. Thank you. ...Read more
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