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