Even though pickleball is less rigorous and more accessible than tennis, experts confirm that despite the less strenuous gameplay, picklers can be injured due to chronic overexposure to the game.
Pickleball is still a sport, so you must be careful not to overdo it and treat any injury symptoms. Regardless of your age, you’re never too old to play pickleball!
Pickleball players frequently confess that they’re hooked on the game. Most of them have had physical injuries due to overuse. They really ought to play just a little bit better.
Some of the pickleball overuse injuries that can occur are detailed below.
Pickleball is a sport and as with any sport there will be certain injuries – and some can be avoided.
These include acute ankle sprain, tendonitis in the Achilles region or other prolonged regions on the body such as feet or knees (see Pickleball vs. Tennis: surprising impact on your knees!); shin splints which happen when muscles connect to bone become inflamed due to too much pressure going through them; muscle strains resulting from overexertion causing tears and inflammation within muscles themselves plus anything else you might encounter in pickleball.
Have really bad back pain or improper balance? You may want to consider this stretching routine for pickleball players.
More severe overuse injuries can lead to a need for surgery or a prolonged period of rest (multiple months or more).
Prevention of pickleball injuries include: