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By Curtis M

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  1. Elbow surgery..... Any good drills or exercises with one arm for the next couple months??

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  2. Dennis M

    Dennis M
    Miami, FL

    Oh man. I'm so sorry to hear about your elbow. I had carpel tunnel surgery and bone spur surgery on my shoulder last year. It cost me 16 months away from the game. All I could do is putt on the bedroom carpet. Don't stop putting unless the doctor tells you it's a position you shouldn't put yourself in.

    Here's hoping you heal quickly.
  3. Dale V

    Dale V
    Escondido, CA

    Wow. Sorry to hear your golf will have to wait a while. Hopefully in a few months you will be good as new.
  4. Omg sorry to hear that hopefully this will eventually make your swing much improved and help your overall game.

    Maybe go easy do some indoor putting with one hand like tiger.

    Then later on in the recovery do half swings with one hand. Do go at it stay loose and easy really nail them chipping and pitching distances.

    No point rushing or doing anything too strenuous as you want to recover not do more damage.

    All the best

  5. Sorry to hear it. Get that putting game right for when you return.
  6. Todd T

    Todd T
    San Diego, CA

    What does your Dr and PT person say? Stick to their game plan and let them know your a golfer!
  7. Eric H

    Eric H
    Ridgway, PA

    Sorry to hear about that man! I wish you the best in the recovery process
  8. No!!! That's too bad Curtis, hang in there man.
  9. steve e

    steve e
    stockton, CA

    Curtis M wishing you a speedy recovery....I know how you feel I had back surgery in April 2018 to remove 2 discs that were putting pressure on my spine it took 6 hours and left me paralyzed from the waist down..My surgeon said I would have a 80 percent chance to walk again.I said ..dont need to run marathons...all I need to is stand up hit my golf ball walk back to my golf cart go find my ball and hit it again...I have told every doctor,surgeon,nurse and physical therapist what I wanted and they all agree it can as of today I am still in a wheel chair but at therapy I am getting up with assistance and walking with a walker the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter with any luck I hope to be teeing up late 2019...
  10. Sorry to hear about your situation. I had shoulder surgery at the end of 2016 and did not get back on the course until June, 2017. After the shoulder, open heart, and five knee surgeries the one thing I can tell you without a doubt is to follow the instructions of your doctor and physical therapist. Do your exercises at home in between the PT sessions and be patient. Trying to hurry the process just to play will only lead to further issues. As others have said, tell your PT person that you play golf and that you want to get back to it as soon as allowed. It's possible that he may have some golf specific exercises that will help. Although many on this site will cringe at this, be prepared to go around the rules a bit to save the elbow. My surgeon told me absolutely not to hit a shot from an area that has tree roots, rocks, very long rough and very soft, deep sand so as to not strain the shoulder again. So I move the ball if I get in one of those situations without taking a penalty but I always go no further than one club length and never closer to the hole, so I figure that that kind of evens things out. Good luck with the recovery and keep us posted.

    Mark F
  11. steve e

    steve e
    stockton, CA

    Thanks much as I want to get back out there I am following what my therapist says..he says I should be able to just no timeline on when that is..
  12. El bandito

    El bandito
    Fife Bonny Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

    Gutted for you buddy!!
    Golf will always be there,
    get 100% fit before rushing back!!
  13. steve e

    steve e
    stockton, CA

    El bandito..thanks for the support I will not take any chances 100 per cent is right..
  14. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    Three step plan....

    1. Do what the Dr Says....
    2, Follow the Dr orders....
    3. Do not sway from the deadlines the Dr has set for you.....

    You game will benefit if you follow those three rules......there is no shortcut in recovering from surgery.....with respect =)

    Take care, pal.....
  15. steve e

    steve e
    stockton, CA

    Chuck Z..thank you for the support..funny I had one Dr say I would never walk surgeon was surprised on my therapist is my driving force and my will to walk again taken it on step at a time..
  16. Andrew F

    Andrew F
    Pueblo, CO

    That sucks!
  17. Robert C

    Robert C

    So sorry to hear that. The best advice I can give is follow your PT to a Tee. That was key in my recovery from double knee replacement 5 years ago.

  18. steve e

    steve e
    stockton, CA

    Robert...thank you I have been he pushes me and I push back ..each session I end up walking further and time will come..
  19. Elson C

    Elson C

    Tough break Curtis.
    The main thing is to do what your doctor tells you to do, follow the recovery plan and physiotherapy.
    With time you will be back at it.
  20. Amanda S

    Amanda S

    Sorry to hear this. Sending prayers for a speedy recovery.
  21. Michael JC

    Michael JC
    Orwell, VT

    PT is key! I tore my hamstring on May 23, have tried to play two times since, just does't work. The funny thing is I was injured at the course, hitting a 7 iron into the green. Hit a very nice shot, but, never saw it due to the pain!
    Tried a different swing, thinking that might work. But I smartened up and not playing until
    all the discoloration goes away and the "hammy" feels good.

    I was injured most of last season and missed way to much golf. This year my goal was to stay healthy and play
    more golf!
  22. Sorry to hear, good luck in your recovery.
  23. Frank P

    Frank P
    Port St. Lucie, FL

    Curtis M, follow the PT program to the letter and you'll be fine. Had both hips replaced and you would never know it.
    steve e, hang tough buddy. I'm betting you'll be playing golf before you know it.
  24. Aloha Bruce

    Aloha Bruce
    Sunnyvale, CA

    Curtis, I hope that you have a speedy recovery.
  25. Jim S

    Jim S
    East Point, GA

    Sorry to hear about your surgery Curtis. Lets hope you get back to playing soon.
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