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Pains and Strains from Pickleball in Shallotte? We’re Ready to Help!

Written By Coastal Integrative Health on October 16, 2019

Pickleball is sweeping Shallotte – and the nation!

NBC reports that the USA Pickleball Association has seen a 650% increase in membership over the past six years.

This isn’t your grandma’s pickleball.

Well, actually it is – but that doesn’t mean the same injuries aren’t common among all age groups.

While pickleball is an excellent way to stay active and healthy, it also involves a lot of pivoting and fast movement – both of which lead to plenty of strained and twisted ankles.

What are the Most Common Injuries from Brunswick County Pickleball?

Since pickleball isn’t a high-impact sport, you don’t really have to worry about concussions. However, ankle injuries are common.

  • Ankle sprains from making rapid steps on an uneven surface

  • Inflammation in your Achille’s tendon from repetitive motions and impact

  • Strains in your quads, glutes, or groin from rapid movements

  • Shoulder pains or tears

How to Avoid Injuries from Pickleball

You can take precautions to avoid injuries while playing pickleball.

  • Warm-up for at least 10 minutes prior to playing with stretches and exercises to get the blood flowing.

  • Stretch your calves, hamstrings, quads, and shoulders.

  • Wear proper shoes. Tennis or CrossFit shoes work well.

Gentle and Effective Treatment for Injuries from Pickleball in Shallotte

Physical activity is important at any age! Coastal Integrative Health can help you rehabilitate from injuries without surgery and stay in top-shape to avoid injuries in the first place.

  • Massage to reduce tension in soft tissue

  • Physical therapy to improve mobility and range of motion in joints and tendons

  • Rehabilitative exercises to boost strength in muscles and joints

  • Gentle chiropractic adjustments to encourage proper posture and support a healthy musculoskeletal system.

Stay active in the Brunswick county pickleball game! Schedule an appointment at Coastal Integrative Health today to improve your range of motion and boost overall health by calling 910-755-5400.

Posted In: Chiropractic Sports Injuries