There is still hope for playing pain free golf if you have arthritis or degenerative joint pain!
You CAN PLAY golf with arthritis pain.
Have you been told that you have arthritis, degenerative joint disease (DJD), or degenerative disc disease (DDD)?
These terms basically mean the same thing. Doctors commonly use these terms to describe what are mostly natural changes that occur in the joints and spine.
The two major categories of arthritis are osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis. By far, the most common type is osteoarthritis, which is typically what we mean when we say “arthritis.”
When osteoarthritis is in the extremities (knees, hips, shoulders, fingers, etc.), it’s called degenerative joint disease.
When it’s in the spine, it is labelled degenerative disc disease.
A very common misconception is that this is a disease which attacks at random and progresses once it begins. This is simply not true. Osteoarthritis/DJD/DDD happens naturally as we age.
Our joints slowly begin to wear down from use. Everyday movements like bending, twisting, and—yes—swinging a golf club, have an impact on our bodies.
The degree to which this wear-and-tear or arthritis occurs depends on things like how you move, your weight, and your genetic predisposition.
The Good News For Golfers With Arthritis Pain
If you are a golfer and have arthritis, there is good news. You can control it through your behavior and consistent measures to counteract its effects.
There is a second, and even more important, concept... The symptoms from arthritis/DDD/DJD do not correlate to the degree of damage shown on an X-RAY OR MRI, especially in the spine.
In the mild to moderate stages of arthritis in the extremities, and mild to moderate, and even severe, stages of arthritis in the spine, pain can be significantly or totally reduced by strengthening muscles that support the affected joints. You can also learn to move in ways that put less force through those joints.
More good news:
With GOLFFOREVER, there are custom golf exercises that can help you make the necessary changes and follow the right instruction.
Inflammatory arthritis can be treated with medication. The right strength training regimen and behavioral change can also provide further relief.
Exercises in the GOLFFOREVER program, such as side planks, bridges, squats, and rows, help to build the important muscular support structure around the spine, hips, and shoulders.
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