Common Pickleball Injuries and How to Prevent Them

treatment for pickelball injury in Scottsdale.

Pickleball has gained popularity across the country for its accessibility and appeal to players of all ages. According to the Global Pickleball Network, Scottsdale is home to 71 pickleball leagues and more than 58 pickleball courts. With over 96,000 pickleball players across the country, it’s becoming more and more essential to acknowledge the physical demands of the sport and understand how to prevent and manage pickleball injuries effectively.

At LaserTech Pain and Back Relief, we are committed to providing you with everything you need to know about pickleball injuries and equipping players with the knowledge and tools to enjoy the game while minimizing the risk of setbacks. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newcomer to the court, our goal is to foster a community that prioritizes health and wellness in the pursuit of pickleball excellence. Read on to learn all about the most common pickleball injuries, how to prevent them, and when it may be a good idea to see a pain doctor if you have become injured while playing pickleball.

Common Pickleball Injuries

How to Prevent Pickleball Injuries

Like most sports, preventing pickleball injuries is all about first warming up and then performing stretches before and after hitting the court. Here are a few warm up exercises and stretches we recommend to minimize the risk of sustaining a pickleball injury.

  • Jog in place
  • Butt kickers and high knee exercises
  • Side steps
  • Hamstring (straight leg) kicks
  • Lunges
  • Arm circles and swings
  • Wall push-ups and sumo (toes out) squats
  • Wrist curls and stretches
  • Trunk rotations- on back, knees bent let knees drop to each side gently
  • Generally stretch tight muscles after activity

When Should I See a Pain Doctor for My Pickleball Injury?

If your pain becomes severe or you suspect a fracture, it’s always best to see a doctor. Likewise, if pain from a pickleball injury persists after a few days or weeks, please don’t hesitate to reach out. 

Pickleball is a great way to stay in shape and enjoy physical activities, but injuries can be common and if left untreated result in chronic pain.

Do your warm-ups before and stretches afterward. Then get treatment, like we have here at LaserTech, to resolve any damage, if you want to do what you can to keep in the game.

Non-Invasive, Drug Free Treatment Options for Pickleball Injury

Our Scottsdale pain clinic, conveniently located on Shea and the 101, offers multiple treatment options that don’t require the use of any injections, pain pills, and best of all no surgeries! 

We have multiple pain-relieving technologies that aim to treat the cause of your pain, not just mask the symptoms. Our experienced and knowledgeable doctor will sit down with you to discuss your medical history in depth. Then, he’ll develop a custom treatment plan to tackle your pain at its source.

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We provide hope to those who are looking to get out of pain without surgery, injections, or drugs. We don’t just mask your pain. We get to the root of what’s causing your pain and we treat it.