My golf clubs want to be swung!
June 1, 2012 11:00 PM Subscribe
Recently diagnosed with Costochondritis
. How long does it take to heal? What can I do in the mean time? My golf clubs are lonely!
posted by Bodrik to health & fitness (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I recently started going to the golf range and self-teaching myself with some Ben Hogan. For a week or two (every weekend) I used his swing mechanics. Lots of torso-hip torque and all. It looks simple, but in reality it was quite an adjustment.
Sadly I probably went too full bore too quickly and have had this costochondritis on my left chest side for a bit now. Sleeping on my left side, various left shoulder/chest movements, hardy laughing, sneezes, coughs are all terrible. Laughing and sneezes are the worst!
I was told to take anti-inflammatory which I started the other day. My doctor also mentioned it may take... 4-8 weeks to heal. Is that realistic?
I know doing the golf... anything intensive on the torso and shoulders is out (weights, etc.). Currently the only activity I still do is a 30 min run on my exercise bike, which isn't discomforting. Sure, I'll still take a club in hand and do some practice in posture and grip... but... I really was looking forward to whacking some balls...
So what are mefiers experience with the healing time? And what can I do to as an activity in the mean time?