Well after a yr or so golf vacation. I started playing again. I am having fun but I have also been having issues with my left hip. I had some xrays done and has a bone spur inside my hip socket. Which at times is fery painful. So would going to SA help my hip pain?? If so any helpful tips to help me out?? Or should I just count my losses and give it up for good? Thanks for the help
First you need to understand the source of the problem. Did the spur come as a result of golf or of something else? SA or more specifically IMA's direction for the lead leg might help That direction is to keep the lead leg 'flexed' (bent at the knee) and supple (not tensely held bent but 'lively' - otherwise called an 'athletic' position). This might help if the source of the problem was straightening your lead leg but it does not require SA per se.
I wish you well. I would advise that you find an SA pro that is sensitive to physical limitation you have that MAY require adjustments in your swing.
I'm partial to Graves Golf. Schools, video, a video golf academy... they could be you pros even if you never visit OK city.
Then make sure what you are trying to do is something you can do without hurting yourself more and, ideally, without any discomfort. If you can hit the positions you need to hit in the swing, you should be fine.
I have thumb issues. I find that if my grip is correct and i lead with my hands, I have zero pain in my thumb. If I feel the first signs of pain, either my grip is off or I am casting the club -- or both. (I also have knee and back issues that are less acute than the thumb but bodes well for your being able to do a SA swing without good hips.)
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