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    2 Leighton street, Leeds, LS1 3EB
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    Queens Road, Harrogate, HG2 OHF
    Main switchboard: 01423 567136
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  • Golf Injuries

    Knee injuries are surprisingly common on the golf course but most respond
    to simple treatment and rehabilitation.

    As with all knee injuries, prompt diagnosis by a
    knee specialist and a clear treatment plan –
    can transform outcomes.

    Knee Meniscus (‘cartilage’) Tears

    It’s easy to assume that knee meniscus (‘cartilage’) tears only occur in sports that involve rapid, twisting movements. Unfortunately, the reality is more mundane. The rotational movement of your golf swing, or simply squatting down to line up a putt or remove the ball from the hole can be enough to tear through the knee meniscus.

    You may not notice any symptoms for a few days until the knee starts to swell. You may not even remember the cause of the initial injury. Yet a torn meniscus can be painful, occasionally causing catching/locking sensations that may make it harder to enjoy – or even participate – in golf and other activities.

    At Yorkshire Knee Clinic, we use a knee arthroscopy (a type of keyhole surgery technique) to treat meniscus injuries if they fail to settle with simple measures.

    Find out more about meniscus cartilage injuries

    Knee Ligament Injuries

    Minor (and on rare occasions major) knee ligament injuries can be caused by slipping on wet grass or stumbling in the rough. The effects can vary, ranging from the most common ligament injury – medial collateral (down the inside of the knee) – to cruciate ligament damage which, although rare, can result in instability.

    Wear and Tear (Osteoarthritis)

    On the golf course, you’re likely to feel the first signs of wear in the knee (osteoarthritis) as a gradually developing discomfort, swelling and stiffness which can spoil the enjoyment of the round.

    Find out more about arthritis and knee replacement

    Book Your Appointment

    Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s orthopaedic specialists can help you recover from a golfing knee injury, so you can make the swiftest possible return to the course. For expert help, contact us here.