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Offline bmk007

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Pain with Golf ?
« on: January 23, 2006, 04:26:38 PM »

I am over 2 1/2 years post op from Left ACL Recon and meniscus repair.  I am back to playing indoor soccer and running, but I recently tried golfing and I experienced great pain in my left knee.

I know the strength in my repaired leg is still not equal to my right side, but has anyone else experienced pain when swinging a golf club?  As a right-handed golfer, my whole swing and follow-through puts a lot of weight & twisting on my left knee.  Has anyone else experienced anything similar with golf?

Thanks in advance for your time.

L ACL recon (pt) 5/8/03
L meniscus repair 5/8/03
L meniscus removal 5/9/07

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Re: Pain with Golf ?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2006, 04:51:29 PM »
Can a supporting brace be helpful for you ?
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Re: Pain with Golf ?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2006, 04:56:11 PM »
My aclr was right leg, but when I returned to golf (lousy as I am at it), I used a functional acl brace by DonJoy for awhile.  I actually golfed better with the brace than when I decided I didn't need it anymore.  One kind of figures that most docs golf, so it wouldn't hurt to ask your OS about bracing the leg.  Best of luck.
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Re: Pain with Golf ?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2006, 07:30:54 PM »
Hello Brett, I don't think that a brace would be useful here Nettan, because I have also had problems with wearing one when twisting after ACLR. I have to ask whether you still do your stretching and if so how often? I do believe that stretching the knee helps with the situations that arise, the knee has to withstand large forces as the femoral condyles move on top of the menisci. A brace would maybe help with light twisting but when swinging a golf club maybe the knee moves in a position where you're catching the repaired part of the meniscus?
I hope this helps.