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Pickleball, which merges elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, has become increasingly popular among athletes young and old. This versatile sport can be played both indoors and outdoors and requires quick movements and sudden sprints that can be strenuous on the feet and ankles.
At The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center, we understand that while pickleball is a low-impact sport, it's not without its risks, particularly for the lower extremities. Here, we explore common foot and ankle injuries associated with pickleball and how physical therapy can aid in recovery and prevention.
Common Foot & Ankle Injuries
Physical Therapy Treatments
Physical therapy plays a crucial role in both the treatment and prevention of foot and ankle injuries in pickleball players. Our specialists at The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center suggest:
Our approach at The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center includes preventative and rehabilitative strategies. We emphasize strength training to bolster foot and ankle support, flexibility exercises to diminish the risk of muscle and tendon strains, and balance training to prevent falls and missteps. We also offer manual therapy to promote recovery and alleviate discomfort, creating personalized exercise regimens that cater to the specific recovery needs and athletic goals of our patients. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us or book online!