Golf after 50: Playing without Pain

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Top medical specialists from all over the U.S. look at the most common ailments that affect one’s golf game—and explain how older players can overcome these health issues to play better, pain-free golf.

Of the 36.7 million golfers in the United States, about 30 percent—or 11 million—are over the age of 50. Healthier, more physically fit, and more active than ever before, men and women in this age group have an excellent opportunity to devote their post-50 years to improving ...

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Overview

Top medical specialists from all over the U.S. look at the most common ailments that affect one’s golf game—and explain how older players can overcome these health issues to play better, pain-free golf.

Of the 36.7 million golfers in the United States, about 30 percent—or 11 million—are over the age of 50. Healthier, more physically fit, and more active than ever before, men and women in this age group have an excellent opportunity to devote their post-50 years to improving their golf games. This outstanding manual—the only book currently available that specifically addresses the health concerns of the older golfer—explains simple precautions to take to avoid preventable injuries, gives commonsense nutrition and wellness tips, and provides expert medical advice on how to cope with common maladies in a way that will allow the quickest possible return to the golf course.

Whether it is advice on playing with chronic shoulder pain or after a hip replacement, or the best ways to protect your skin from the sun, Golf After 50 - Edited by Terry W. Hensle, MD with David Chmiel - delivers the sage advice that over-50 golfers need. Written in question-and-answer format, drawing on the technical know-how of orthopedists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, nutritionists, and sports medicine doctors—all self-confessed golf nuts—Golf After 50 will quickly become a staple for this largest and most affluent segment of the golfing market.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594860799
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/4/2006
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 680,950
  • Product dimensions: 7.92 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

TERRY W. HENSLE, MD, the book's originator and editor, is a professor of urology at the Columbia University Hospital of Physicians and Surgeons and has been the director of pediatric urology at the Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian Hospital for the last 25 years.

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Table of Contents


Contributors     11
About the Editor     19
Preface   David Chmiel     21
Acknowledgments     29
Introduction   Terry W. Hensle, MD   David Chmiel     31
Aging, Diet, and Exercise: What You Should Know   Terry W. Hensle, MD   George W. Blackburn, MD, PhD     40
Equipment: Does It All Come Down to Which Sticks You Pick?   David Chmiel   Roger Cleveland     63
Flexibility and Strength Training: How to Do It and Not Overdo It   H. Norman Noe, MD   Terry W. Hensle, MD   Thomas M. Sgueglia, CSCS     85
Skin Care: Protect Yourself from Sun Damage   Richard J. Coburn, MD, DMD, JD   Eyal Levitt, MD     151
Eye Care: See Your Way to a Better Game   Michael Kazim, MD   Richard Braunstein, MD     173
Allergies: Playing Through the Sneezing   William Davis, MD     184
Chronic Back Pain: How to Manage It and Still Win Your Side Bets   Donald Quest, MD     190
Shoulder Pain: How to Keep Carrying Your Own Bag   Suzanne L. Miller, MD   Evan L. Flatow, MD     215
Golfer's Elbow: Curing a Pain That's Named for the Game   Mark McBride, MD     245
Knee Pain: What to Do When the Game Brings You to Your Knees   Michael Kelly, MD   George S. Samala, MSPT     257
Hip Replacement: So Your Clubs Aren't the Only Things Made of Metal   C. S. Ranawat, MD   V. J. Rasquinha, MD   George S. Samala, MSPT     282
Achilles Tendon Injuries: Your Other Achilles' Heel (besides your short game)   Christopher Hubbard, MD     303
Foot Pain: Get Back to Walking 18 Holes   Mark Reiley, MD     317
Wrist and Hand Pain: Keeping a Grip on the Golf Club   Melvin Rosenwasser, MD   Vishal Sarwahi, MD     327
Heart Disease: When Your Ticker Isn't Up to Par.   James A. Reiffel, MD     349
Heart Surgery: Get Your Heart Back in the Game   John C. Alexander, MD     381
Prostate Problems: Surviving Something Scarier Than a 40-Yard Bunker Shot   Mitchell C. Benson, MD   David R. Knowles, MD     395
Breast Surgery: Preserving Your Health and Your Game   David W. Kinne, MD     417
Menopause: When Your Hot Flashes Set Off the Lightning Horn   Laura Popper, MD     429
Conclusion   Terry W. Hensle, MD     435
Index     439
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