2 months after Xiaflex and 3 weeks after my last Kenalog injections I played a...

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  • Xxxxxxx Yzzzzzz still golfs. Cindy do you find your padded gloves help?

  • I double the gloves up, and I do not play 18 holes. I play best ball with the hubby for 9 holes. I use bionicgloves arthritis golf gloves and underneath, bionic arthritis exercise gloves. I also wear an adjustable ring in place of my wedding ring. Lately, though, I have been having Raynaud's episodes with the fingers when I bump them, so I am not sure how golf would affect that.

  • Thanks, I'll look into all the above

  • Hi Phillip, I posted this update to your original thread, so that all your info will be on one thread. Thanks for the update.

  • Phillip, just so you know, I never had Xiaflex or Kenelog. I have not had contracture. I had radiation to slow down contracture, but my palms and fingers are very sensitive, so hitting a golf club can be problematic, especially if I get too much of a divot. I switched to hybrid irons for the fairway a few years ago and avoid fairway woods. I always sucked at them anyway. Switching to a hybrid 2 iron, 3 iron, etc. really helped even before I got DD. Now, it helps because I hit less divots. I pretty much stick to my driver, a hybrid 2 iron, and whatever I need for short shots. If push comes to shove, I will add padding onto my golf clubs too. Pipe insulation and luggage protectors help me for other things like grocery carts and canoe paddles.

  • thanks for the info, I don't play golf all that often, just have a tournament that I play in that benefits a good cause and just wanted to be less than laughable. I only one glove on the left, which is the xiaflex hand, looks like I'll get a pair of mechanics gloves to play golf with. I already started using vibration reducing gloves for the yard power equipment. but can't play golf with those.

  • Xxxxxxx Yzzzzzz, did you notice any differences in outcomes from each of the two types of treatment for your condition and was one more painful than the other?