Playing Golf With Arthritis
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I've got various stages of arthritis in my right elbow, left and right ring fingers, right big toe, right shoulder. Probably a lot of it comes from too many swings on the range. Glucosomine/chondroitin/MSM pills seem to help some. I also tried an elbow brace for awhile. I had a nurse suggest acupuncture if the pain got really bad, but so far I haven't needed it. Generally, rest is the best medicine. That, and ibuprofen before each round.
I know what you feel in the pain thing. I have had it for 9 years. Went to graphite shafts.
Rubber plugs in the butt end of shaft to reduce shock. I was a digger and now pick the ball with a dollar bill size divot. It took awhile to change my swing. I only use my hip and knees to swing, my arms and hands just hold on to the club. I haven't lost any distance because I swing it in to out for a draw.
I have had many cortizone shots and use natural items already posted. Aspircream before I play or practice. I also use DMSO, capcium cream and Voltaren gel. Appel cider vinegar and I mix yellow mustard in water and drink it. I only take pain pills when nothing else works. I stopped
taking all dairy products, sweets and salts. I work my hand with a rubber ball.
I will not let this overtake me. You have to use you mind to fight the pain to.
I hope this helps.