Knee pain and injuries are a common burden for golfers. Professional golfers, including Tiger Woods have suffered knee injuries. Although golf is a relatively low-impact sport, injuries can happen from a multitude of reasons, including bad form, heavy equipment, and improper footwear. Golfing can also magnify the symptoms of Osteoarthritis. Here are a few ways to avoid knee pain on the golf course.
Golfing with Knee Pain
Before teeing up, perform simple stretches to loosen your quads, calves, hamstrings, and knee joints. Taking a few minutes to warm up is the best way to prepare your body before you put it to work.
The increased twisting of the knee can cause or aggravate symptoms. We recommend wearing soft-spike golf shoes to allow for traction and reduce the twisting force on the knee.
In addition to proper footwear, it’s important to adjust your golf swing to reduce stress and strain on your joints. Shorten your backswing, follow through to the finish, and allow your right foot to be dragged forward instead of leaving it planted. Golf experts recommend concentrating on the width of your swing, not the length.
If you have knee pain or discomfort we recommend receiving our non-surgical, laser guided gel treatments to keep your knee joints properly lubricated on the golf course. This treatment allows our doctors to accurately pinpoint the exact location of your pain.
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If you’re still experiencing knee pain on the golf course, let our doctors at Minnesota Arthritis Center help alleviate your discomfort. Now is the time to get your golf game back on track and say goodbye to knee pain the nonsurgical way. Call us today at (651) 967-7614 to schedule a free, no obligation screening.