Golf After 50 Playing Without Pain

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-04-04
  • Publisher: Rodale Books

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Of the 36.7 million golfers in the United States, about 30 percentor 11 millionare 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 manualthe only book currently available that specifically addresses the health concerns of the older golferexplains 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 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 doctorsall self-confessed golf nutsGolf After 50 will quickly become a staple for this largest and most affluent segment of the golfing market.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Contributors ix
About the Editor xiii
Preface xv
David Chmiel
Acknowledgments xix
Introduction xxi
Terry W. Hensle
David Chmiel
Aging, Diet, and Exercise: What You Should Know
Terry W. Hensle
George W. Blackburn
Equipment: Does it all Come Down to Which Sticks You Pick?
David Chmiel
Roger Cleveland
Flexibility and Strength Training: How to do it and Not Overdo it
H. Norman Noe
Terry W. Hensle
Thomas M. Sgueglia
Skin Care: Protect Yourself From Sun Damage
Richard J. Coburn
Eyal Levitt
Eye Care: See Your Way to a Better Game
Michael Kazim
Richard Braunstein
Allergies: Playing Through the Sneezing
William Davis
Chronic Back Pain: How to Manage it and Still Win Your Side Bets
Donald Quest
Shoulder Pain: How to Keep Carrying Your Own Bag
Suzanne L. Miller
Evan L. Flatow
Golfer's Elbow: Curing a Pain That's Named for the Game
Mark McBride
Knee Pain: What to do When the Game Brings You to Your Knees
Michael Kelly
George S. Samala
Hip Replacement: So Your Clubs Aren't the Only Things Made of Metal...
C. S. Ranawat
V. J. Rasquinha
George S. Samala
Achilles Tendon Injuries: Your Other Achilles' Heel (Besides Your Short Game)
Christopher Hubbard
Foot Pain: Get Back to Walking 18 Holes
Mark Reiley
Wrist and Hand Pain: Keeping a Grip on the Golf Club
Melvin Rosenwasser
Vishal Sarwahi
Heart Disease: When Your Ticker Isn't Up to Par
James A. Reiffel
Heart Surgery: Get Your Heart Back in the Game
John C. Alexander
Prostate Problems: Surviving Something Scarier Than A 40-Yard Bunker Shot
Mitchell C. Benson
David R. Knowles
Breast Surgery: Preserving Your Health and Your Game
David W. Kinne
Menopause: When Your Hot Flashes Set Off the Lightning Horn
Laura Popper
Conclusion 221(2)
Terry W. Hensle
Index 223

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