Many consider golfing a relaxing pastime. Then there are those who would disagree about the relaxing part. Whichever side you are on, you should still take precautions to prevent common shoulder injuries. We have compiled the following tips to protect your shoulder from common injuries playing golf.
What do a painter, a basketball player, and Roger Federer all have in common? It may surprise you to learn that the answer is: they are all at risk for a rotator cuff injury, especially as they get older.
A frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a painful condition which limits your ability to lift your shoulder and arm. It develops gradually, and will continue to get worse over time if not treated properly with PT or home exercises like these to stretch your frozen shoulder.
On December 12th, 2018, from 6-7:30pm EST, Dr. Leonard E. Goldstock, MD of OrthoNY will be speaking at a free community presentation on the topic of joint pain of the shoulder and what treatment options are available for patients, including surgical and non-surgical options.
The exact amount of time needed to recover after rotator cuff surgery and safely return to work depends on several factors. To be clear though, it is not a quick turnaround. What kind of work someone does greatly affects how much time will be needed for recovery and for their return to work.
The winners of the 2018 Northeastern Women’s Golf Association senior and super senior titles, Anne Van Buren and Linda Kolnick, will be sending their championship photo to their orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Lee Kaback, of OrthoNY, who repaired both their shoulders. “We highly recommend him.” Van Buren said. The two women were awarded their titles at Cobleskill Golf and Country Club, Thursday Sept. 13, 2018.
Van Buren’s championship in 2017 was the culmination of a comeback year for her after she missed most of 2016 recovering from rotator cuff surgery. Weckter said she broke her arm last year and had to miss the entire season 2017 season.
Image and story courtesy of the Times Union.
Join us September 20th for Dr. Kaback’s free seminar. The seminar is being held at the Black & Blue Steakhouse on Western Avenue in Albany, NY.
Register for the seminar by September 14th to hear what Dr. Kabach has to say about shoulder pain management and minimally invasive shoulder replacement. You can register by calling (518) 489-BONE, ext. 7788.
Learn more about Dr. Kaback and the shoulder services we offer.