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Can anyone recommend a knee brace for an ancient golfer?  A long, long time ago, in the mid-1970s, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, I tore some cartilage in my right knee playing HS football.  Every Friday morning, I'd go to a doctor, who was also the team trainer, and get jabbed with a long needle into the knee joint: immediate cold, then the fantastic feeling of no pain whatsoever.  I learned 20 years later, when I saw a real orthopedist, that the doctor was most likely injecting Lidocaine and a steroid, which certainly allowed me to play on Friday nights.  Walking Hobbling to watch films the next morning, not so much.

Anyway, I had the mess cleared up surgically, and things are mostly OK.  But when I over use the knee, it swells up again, making walking, not to mention swinging a golf club, quite painful.  I'm now close to 64 years old, and came back this year from a 15 year layoff from golf.  I have taken some lessons, and have been working with my instructor to stop my early extension issues, and have finally found something that clicks for me--focusing on right side bend.  I've been given some drills to do, which I work on religiously.  Unfortunately, swinging the club the correct way really works the right (back) knee; maybe that is why I have subconsciously avoided it all of my golfing life.

I'm looking for a knee brace or some type of support for when these flareups occur that will minimize the pain without compromising my swing.  So, the short version of this rather verbose post: can anyone recommend something like that for me?  I see that we have some professionals from the medical field here, including physical therapists, and I would certainly respect their opinions, as well as those from folks in my situation who have found something that works for them. 

Thank you all!

 

Dave

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I tore my meniscus a few years ago - happened on the 7th tee box - I’ll never forget.....  anyway, after trying several compression sleeves I have settled on this one for golf

https://www.amazon.com/Snapmade-Knee-Brace-Compression-Sleeve/dp/B07JMBY7X9/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Snapmade&qid=1607789585&sr=8-1

It has some compression, but I got it for the protection against over rotating across my knee and all the torque I put on it. Those little plastic pieces on the side help keep my knee straight.  For me, I wear this on my left, forward, knee.  So while it’s exactly what I need to guard against rotation I don’t know if it would be what you are looking for.

For yoga class or the elliptical machine I use this simple compression sleeve.  Nice and tight, stays in place, and makes everything feel stable  

https://www.amazon.com/Compression-Basketball-Weightlifting-Arthritis-Breathable/dp/B0759X1RTM?ref_=ast_sto_dp

Good luck.  Knee problems are no fun  

 

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Dave,
The brace wafflehousetour suggested is pretty good.
I have a bone-on-bone in right knee and I use many different types braces. When C19 is gone going to get it replaced.


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20 hours ago, Bluesman57 said:

Can anyone recommend a knee brace for an ancient golfer?  A long, long time ago, in the mid-1970s, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, I tore some cartilage in my right knee playing HS football.  Every Friday morning, I'd go to a doctor, who was also the team trainer, and get jabbed with a long needle into the knee joint: immediate cold, then the fantastic feeling of no pain whatsoever.  I learned 20 years later, when I saw a real orthopedist, that the doctor was most likely injecting Lidocaine and a steroid, which certainly allowed me to play on Friday nights.  Walking Hobbling to watch films the next morning, not so much.

Anyway, I had the mess cleared up surgically, and things are mostly OK.  But when I over use the knee, it swells up again, making walking, not to mention swinging a golf club, quite painful.  I'm now close to 64 years old, and came back this year from a 15 year layoff from golf.  I have taken some lessons, and have been working with my instructor to stop my early extension issues, and have finally found something that clicks for me--focusing on right side bend.  I've been given some drills to do, which I work on religiously.  Unfortunately, swinging the club the correct way really works the right (back) knee; maybe that is why I have subconsciously avoided it all of my golfing life.

I'm looking for a knee brace or some type of support for when these flareups occur that will minimize the pain without compromising my swing.  So, the short version of this rather verbose post: can anyone recommend something like that for me?  I see that we have some professionals from the medical field here, including physical therapists, and I would certainly respect their opinions, as well as those from folks in my situation who have found something that works for them. 

Thank you all!

 

Dave

I know you said knee brace and what I use (not for golf) because it's too bulky, but for a brace you can't beat this:

Amazon.com: Bauerfeind - GenuTrain S - Knee Support - Extra Stability to Keep The Knee in Proper Position - Left Knee - Size 5 - Color Titanium: Beauty

If you want a sleeve, and something more mobile:

Amazon.com: Bauerfeind Sports Knee Support - Knee Brace for Athletes with Medical Grade Compression - Stabilization and Patellar Knee Pad (Rivera, XL): Sports & Outdoors

:ping-small: G400 MAX  Alta CB- 55

:cobra-small: FW 15* King F-7 :Fuji: PRO-65

:ping-small: G400 Hybrid Alta CB-70

PXG 0211 5-SW Mitsubishi MMT Graphite

:titelist-small: AP1 52* SW TT XP-95

:taylormade-small: MG 58* TT DG Wedge

:bettinardi-1: BB-41

Grips- GP MCC+4

 

 

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I wore a knee brace on my left knee for years before having knee replacement.  My strong recommendation is get one fitted at the orthopedist.  Over the counter braces just don't work nearly as well or fit properly.  For cartilage issues, which I had too, the custom braces can alleviate knee pressure.  Played good golf with it on too. 

a. Iron specs: Mizuno MP-33, Dynamic Gold R300, 2* upright, standard length

b. Ping G, 10.5*, standard length, regular Alta shaft

c. Dexterity: right-handed

d. Alabama USA

e. 7 handicap

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Thank God for Amazon, you can get anything there now! I injured my knee during the lockdown, and only walking was still a problem for me. I needed a better knee brace that will keep my knee safe. The regular ones are useless, and info from CleverWander helped me get the right one. I ordered Winzone Knee Support for $29.95, and it was a great decision. It helped me walk and recover from my injury. I had to wait for it a while because it was slower delivery due to COVID-19. I didn't mind the slow delivery as there was nothing to do for me. Knee braces help a lot!

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I use these: https://www.amazon.com/Mava-Sports-Reflexology-Circulation-Compression/dp/B07419QLGD/ref=sr_1_50?crid=3QYHQMCLBD16K&dchild=1&keywords=compression+knee+sleeve+men&qid=1618861815&sprefix=compression+knee+%2Caps%2C181&sr=8-50

I am a few years older and canceled TNR (right knee, osteo-arthritis, bone on bone) last year. These help me walk 9 3 to 5 times per week. Simple and easy to keep clean, good compression. 

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Try KT Tape; available at Walmart.  Worked very well before my TKR.  I sometimes use it on my other knee when I overdo it.  It will stay on for nearly a week, even showering every day.

We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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