31 Oct '12, 5pm

Playing golf can be hard on the knees. Here, a guide to injuries and prevention:

Playing golf can be hard on the knees. Here, a guide to injuries and prevention:

A type of arthritis that occurs when articular cartilage, usually behind the knee, deteriorates. The golfer will typically feel a dull, achy pain and might experience swelling. 2. MENISCUS TEARS This disc-shape cartilage between the thigh and shin bones often tears as a result of being compressed as the knee joint rotates. The golfer will feel a sharp, biting pain. 3. OSTEOARTHRITIS Decades of joint stress can result in a significant loss of cartilage, often on the inner and outer edges of the knee, causing bone-on-bone contact and deep-aching or sharp pain. 4. TORN ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT This connective tissue in the middle of the joint can rip if the knee goes beyond its normal range of motion. A popping sound usually accompanies a tear, and swelling will occur within a few hours. 5. TORN MEDIAL COLLATERAL LIGAMENT This ligament is located on the inner portion of the...

Full article: http://www.golfdigest.com/magazine/2012-10/fitness-knee-e...

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