What are your options?
Stiffness and pain in joints are signs. So are not being able to make a full turn or to bend over to pick the ball from the hole. This grid includes insight into common medical issues related to golf, as provided by Dr. Robert Thomas and Dr. Mark Fuller of the Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center in Littleton, and Dr. John Barker of the Sky Ridge in Medical Center in Aurora. These professionals know not every sore knee needs replacement, nor does every aching elbow or back heal simply with ice, rest and anti-inflammatories. Being aware of treatment options can help us take more preventative measures. Also, old injuries and/or genetic predisposition to maladies like arthritis can influence our recovery time. That’s why, when it comes to arthroscopy or surgery, doctors often don’t know the full extent of an injury until they get in to repair the damage.