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Tuesday, 02 July 2024 00:00

Common Pickleball Foot Injuries

Pickleball, a fast-paced sport combining elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis, often leads to foot injuries among players. The most common injuries include plantar fasciitis, characterized by pain in the heel or arch due to inflammation of the plantar fascia. Achilles tendonitis is another frequent issue, involving pain and stiffness in the tendon that connects the calf muscles to the heel. Ankle sprains are prevalent as well, occurring when the foot twists unnaturally during quick lateral movements. Stress fractures can also develop from repetitive impact on the feet. Preventing these injuries involves wearing proper footwear with good arch support, warming up before playing, and incorporating strength and flexibility exercises into a regular fitness routine. If you have injured your foot while playing pickleball, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can offer appropriate treatment solutions, and educate you on effective prevention techniques.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact Mark Poplawski, DPM of Jersey Shore Podiatry, LLC. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Sports Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fasciosis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains

Sports related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Toms River, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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