If you have been a golfer for any length of time, chances are you have experienced knee pain. It happens to us all, even pros like Tiger Woods. As a right-handed golfer, Mr. Woods has had several surgeries to his left knee. This is common as the knee affected is generally opposite your golf-swinging hand. Knee pain is the second most common golf-injury, with low back pain being the most common. If you are experiencing pain, it may be time to see a physiatrist like Dr. Usman Ahmad at Advanced Sports & Spine. Allowing pain to linger can alter mechanics of your golf swing and result in greater injury (not to mention higher golf scores!)
Similar to identifying the mechanics of a golf swing for improvement, Dr. Ahmad is able to identify the mechanics of the area of pain and zero in on the source. Our office use state-of-the-art equipment and procedures like ultrasound and fluoroscopy (a live X-Ray machine) to pinpoint the source of the pain and treat it in order to bring relief.
Some golfers suffer from arthritis in the knee and spine which can cause debilitating pain. In addition to the soreness felt from tight muscles and joints from the torque of a golf swing, arthritis adds an additional layer of pain and stiffness leading to a decreased desire to play. Don’t give up your golf game yet! For patients suffering from arthritis, Advanced Sports & Spine offers RFA or Radiofrequency Ablation. RFA is a treatment performed in-office that works on the nerves conducting the pain and provides lasting pain relief, sometimes up to 2 years!
If you are suffering with pain related to movement, arthritis, low back, spine, or other joint and muscle pain call Dr. Usman Ahmad of Advanced Sports and Spine today!