We were playing with a woman who said she had been seeing a physical therapist because she had disc trouble in her back. I asked her how it happened. She said, "I was gardening and then hit a bad golf shot." Her physical therapist told her it was ok to play golf as long as she stayed out of the bunkers. I assume that's because in order to get out, you have to thump the sand. I have a question.
If you have an injury, why would a professional tell you to keep using it? When I visit my chiropractor with a bodily complaint such as, "I hurt my hip boxing on my Wii," she will adjust me and say specifically, "No golf for a week, or until it heals." Makes me wonder how those other injured bodies will hold up in the next ten or twenty years.
Here's where I have some advice. If you hurt your knee, or your back, or your hip, or whatever body part, do what any intelligent animal would do. Rest it! Your body is a magnificent instrument that has innate healing powers, but you have to take care of it. There will always be another day to play golf, or to garden, or to walk, but you'll never have another body - at least not in this lifetime.