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STORY SUMMARY: Eight-time PGA Tour winner Mike Weir was in Toronto today to talk about breaking free from the pain of arthritis. In partnership with ALEVE and The Arthritis Society, Weir shared his own story that took him from the top of his game to one of the most challenging periods of his life. After a 2011 golfing accident led to an elbow injury that later developed into arthritis, Weir's career came to an abrupt halt and, unable to do what he loved, he experienced physical, mental and emotional hardship. The new ALEVE spokesperson, now back in the game after a long road to recovery and making headlines, wants to share his story in hopes of inspiring fellow Canadian arthritis sufferers to break free from their own pain. Weir took a few swings with guests to demonstrate correct golf techniques that mitigate injury and provided tips on proper pain management reinforcing that arthritis sufferers must stay active.
Interview with Mike Weir, Pro Golfer
Question 1: Why did you get involved with this Aleve campaign?
Well, I decided to get involved with Aleve…..is another aspect that I want to be involved with.
Length: 36 seconds
Question 2: How did your arthritis develop? (Why is this important to you?)
Well, my own personal experience with arthritis…..allows me to keep my practice volume up at a very high level.
Question 3: How does having arthritis affect you?
It used to really cut into my practice time…..and the next day still feel good and able to do it again.
Length: 24 seconds
Question 4: How has having arthritis changed your outlook on life?
Well, it did give me a new perspective, you know…from that perspective I can appreciate a little bit more what people are going through.
Length: 21 seconds
Question 5: What are your tips to living a healthy, active lifestyle with arthritis?
I've found for me is just having an extra warm up…..that seems to work really well for me.
Length: 22 seconds
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