Ouch…Yesterday I took part in a professionally-guided golf class. I haven’t golfed since before my tkr. It was an interesting and fun time.
I didn’t give much thought to golfing after a tkr. How hard could it be? It’s not like playing a contact sport or running a marathon. Think again. My golf instructor asked if anyone had any medical concerns. So, I nonchalantly mentioned my bionic knee. Once I did that, I was surprised with the insight I received. It involved “tweeking” my stance and swing to accommodate my tkr. See, before these suggestions, I was having difficulty “following through” on my swing. My shoe lift, on my tkr side, was securely holding my foot to the surface (which is why I like wearing rubber soles). It was not allowing a proper leg rotation. Rotating my hips toward the ball was not cutting it. Kudos to golf pros, in my opinion.
I don’t know if other tkr recipients would have these concerns. Maybe it was due to my shoe lift. Maybe it was due to my hip rotation. Whatever it was, the adjustments recommended by my golf pro were spot on. 🙂