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Knee Will Able Play Golf
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
Strained left knee mcl. I play golf. How soon can I play and what are best rehab exercises for speediest recovery?
Could be many things: It depends on what your specific symtoms are. If you have have just pain with no other symptoms then it may be due to your mechanics during your golf swing putting stress on your knee. It could be from a previous injury to any of the structures of your knee, or just due to weak muschles. ...Read more
I was playing golf step in hole and twisted my ankle and my knee popped too. Now it hard on to walk with little pain. What should I do.
Ice ice brace it: For first line treatment, ice, rest and brace it. Antiinflammatory meds can help decrease swelling and pain. It takes 3-4 weeks for ligaments to heal. If it continues to hurt after 1-2 weeks, seeing a physician for x-rays and exam in case you may have damaged your ankle and knee more severely than first thought. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee: Knee pain is common and with golf you put pressur and rotation on the knees. Likely this is some strain. I would be more concerned if there were locking or clicking. Try rest and anti inflammatory. Try regular quad exercises and this may decrease the episodes. If pain persists see your physician. ...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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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