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What do you suggest.

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2 weeks ago I had an total knee replacement so for the next 10 or so weeks I won't be on the golf course, practice range, or making any full swings.  Maybe in 6-8 weeks I will be able to putt and chip (short range practice), depending the Doctor says.  So if you were in my position what would you do for the ensuing weeks to make yourself a better golfer?  I certainly will make time to watch the videos I've collected and read the books/articles but am looking for some suggestions other that the obvious stuff.

 

So if you have some thoughts let me know and if not thanks for reading this and giving it a few minutes of your time. 

 

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post #2 of 4

I'd go with stretching more, especially with having surgery.  Simple stretches will keep you loose enough.  Also, don't push too hard to do golf-related things when you can't.  Give yourself the time off to recuperate, and regenerate a love of the game.

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i had my knee replaced last summer and after 2 weeks was going to the gym riding the recumbent bike. my doc never closed the door on golf so i was hitting some short balls after 3 weeks. strengthen the legs, stretch the hamstrings, all kinds of walking are good. i'm a long time yoga guy so was in better leg shape than many. fatigue will be a big problem for many more weeks and only leg strength can help. climb the stadium steps, and graduate to 2 at a time. but no jogging. and btw, take as few meds as possible. the pain killers, usually opiods, have many nasty side effects and NSAIDS slowly wreck the kidneys and blood vessels. remember VIOXX? be kind to yourself but don't get lazy. now i'm 6 months on and still lacking some flexibility and sometimes get shin pains. now in the humid weather both hip joints giving me pain due to gait imbalance. 

post #4 of 4

Do your rehab first, don't F'up your knee anymore than it is already

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