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I’ve been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my right knee which is intermittently slightly painful. My instructor emphasizes the “One Plane Swing” - wide stance, bend 30 degrees and turn around a stable lower body with only a slight hip bump left to start the downswing.

This has allowed me to be very consistent but lately feels like it increases pain in my right knee such that ice is required post round. Considering changing to a “Two Plane” narrower stance more vertical swing, but reluctant to mess with a good thing LOL. Anyone else make this or other swing changes for this specific issue?

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1 hour ago, Don J said:

my right knee which is intermittently slightly painful

I deal with a bad knee myself. 
I'll wear an elastic brace when it becomes cumbersome and will play, but it affects my weight transition on those days.
I flare my left foot outward a tad and open my open stance slightly.
I'll use Advil before playing which helps keep the swelling down.

The tough swing is on a sidehill with the ball below my feet.
Pivoting in this position is usually painful.

I'm not a big fan of a wide stance, it hinders torso/hip rotation IMO.

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Wow! I have an ACL reconstructed right knee, and I require neither a brace, nor any other swing adaptations to accommodate my swing. Yes, it hurts and puffs up a bit after a round, but it doesn't kill me! All I need is an Aleve to fix that. I've wondered about CBD products to deal with issues during a round, but the price of these things is putting me off! They are expensive! I figure I'll wait until more outfits get into the market, and prices begin to come down.

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12 hours ago, Don J said:

I’ve been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my right knee which is intermittently slightly painful. My instructor emphasizes the “One Plane Swing” - wide stance, bend 30 degrees and turn around a stable lower body with only a slight hip bump left to start the downswing.

This has allowed me to be very consistent but lately feels like it increases pain in my right knee such that ice is required post round. Considering changing to a “Two Plane” narrower stance more vertical swing, but reluctant to mess with a good thing LOL. Anyone else make this or other swing changes for this specific issue?

I have OA in both knees and have had surgery twice on the left. Funny thing is the right knee is the trouble one now. Without seeing your swing, we cannot speculate on the stress on the right knee. That being said, I do prefer a narrower stance myself.  Do you flare your feet at address? Flaring definitely helps reduce stress.

I think the terrain you play in may make more of a difference on how your knee feels after. If I do a lot of downhill walking, I will need to ice after. The swing doesn’t seem to cause any issues on my right knee as there is not much weight on it at impact.

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Have OA affecting both knees and ankles. Doctor sent me to PT to help strengthen muscles around the knees as well as improve flexibility in hips. PT has been a big help along with narrowing stance and flaring both feet. Still take NSAID before rounds and soak afterwards.Try to walk as many rounds as possible and dropped handicap from 14 to 12 last year. Working to get back into single digits for 2020.

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