Dont Give up on Golf

Some warm-up stretches and a few modifications should keep you playing golf as long as you want to.

Swinging a golf club can be hard on arthritic joints, including in the spine, hips, shoulders and hands. To ease the stress, plan ahead and do some stretches before playing and even during rest periods in the game (see Practical Suggestions box). Before teeing off, warm up by walking for five to 10 minutes. Then take several slow swings on the practice range. Start slowly and swing easily.
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