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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

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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If posteror cervicle foramimotomy goes well, how long before I can safely play golf. C6, c7, t1....Herniated disc?

If posteror cervicle foramimotomy goes well, how long before I can safely play golf. C6, c7, t1....Herniated disc?

This may vary based: On the size of the surgical incision but a minimum of 8 weeks, ideally 12 weeks with post op rehabilitation but discuss this with your surgeon as he may be doing the procedure with a minimally invasive technique which may allow for quicker activity resumption ...Read more

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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?

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?

Have fun: Ok to play golf with the symptoms as described. If it gets worse, or the pain goes down the legs, weakness develops, or difficulty controlling urine, see your doctor ASAP. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long does it take for a 14 year old to play golf again after a open repair of a clavicle fracture?

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

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Will weight lifting or playing golf have any long term effects, like joint instability, muscle weakness and pain?

Will weight lifting or playing golf have any long term effects, like joint instability, muscle weakness and pain?

Lumbar spine: Those sports put alot of stress on your spine. Do them if you love them though. Enroll in a pilates course to strengthen your core. Everything in moderation. ...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 had open heart surgury june 4 when can I play golf its aug 28th?

I had open heart surgury june 4 when can I play golf its aug 28th?

Go for it: 8-12 weeks is about right - start with easy courses, few holes, build up slowly, and stop if your incision hurts. (don't expect your game to have improved just because you've been revascularized!). ...Read more

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If you run a half mile or play golf. You would burn more calories playing a round of golf?

If you run a half mile or play golf. You would burn more calories playing a round of golf?

Probably golf: 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

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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 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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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 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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I horse ride and play golf, but I feel like I should have a stronger upper body, what are some ways?

Simple push pull: A great way to increase upper body strength is to do simple body weight push pull exercises like push ups, pull ups, planks, side planks, etc ...Read more

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I might need surgery because I might have a torn meniscus and I play golf. Any ways to avoid it?

I might need surgery because I might have a torn meniscus and I play golf. Any ways to avoid it?

Well surgery is deci: Decided by you and your surgeon. Discuss this with your surgeon.

All meniscus tears do not need surgery. ...Read more

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How can I play golf without aggrevating the carpel tunnel problem in my wrists?

How can I play golf without aggrevating the carpel tunnel problem in my wrists?

Difficult problem: A spint with gentle compression and possible pre treatment with nsaids may help but it is likely to interfere with your swing and game and may not necessarily help. ...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 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

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How can I know I am ready to play golf after hip replacement?

How can I know I am ready to play golf after hip replacement?

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

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When can I play golf, ride a bike, or go hiking after spine surgery?

When can I play golf, ride a bike, or go hiking after spine surgery?

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

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Will I beable to play golf and lift weight after knee replacement?

Will I beable to play golf and lift weight after knee replacement?

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

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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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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?

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

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I have a fracture in my right hand. Can I still play golf with my friends?

I have a fracture in my right hand. Can I still play golf with my friends?

When healed: I wouldn't recommend playing while you are in a cast as this may cause problems with the bone healing properly. Not to mention your game will be affect and not for the better. If you must go out with your friends to the golf course just volunteer to drive the cart. ...Read more

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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

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Can I play golf after complete achilles' tendon removed after wound and skin graft is healed and are tendon transfers for Achilles sucessful?

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

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I have trigger finger (little finger) after over practicing golf. Slowly healing w anti inflammatories.: 1- can ostheopathy help? 2- can I play golf?

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

Dr. Walter Husar
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Diskectomy (Definition)

The term discectomy refers to an excision of all or part of a disc. The disc itself is a cartilage structure that is located between two vertebral bodies. Disectomies are typically performed to improve pain and/or function in a patient that had ...Read more