Golf Knee Injuries
Golfing knee injuries are common. The twisting motion of the golf swing, squatting down to line-up a put or remove the ball from the hole can put a lot of stress on your knees.
Knee cartilage (meniscus) tears are something I see a lot of. Cartilage naturally weakens as we age so you may be unaware you have sustained an injury until symptoms develop.
A minor tear can usually be managed with painkillers and physiotherapy. A more severe injury, where you experience a locking sensation, or are unable to straighten the knee may need surgery.
If you suffer from arthritis you’ll know that playing a round of golf can be difficult. You may be able to manage your pain with rest, painkillers and anti-inflammatories. Treatments such as anti-inflammatory injections, joint lubricating injections, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections can help you control your symptoms.
Did you know that many people play golf after having had a new knee? Many see their handicap improve, although this is not guaranteed!
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