Avoiding pickleball injuries

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It’s no secret that pickleball has been one of the hottest trends in America this year. While it may seem less intense than tennis, the paddle sport can still cause injuries if you’re not careful.

Many players view it as a casual activity that doesn’t require stretching or warming up.
However, doctors are reminding people that injuries can still occur if they don’t prepare themselves properly.

Doctors say they see a lot of the same injuries between tennis and pickleball, including rotator cuff disease, tennis elbow, and plantar fasciitis.

In order to stay safe on the court, doctors recommend warming up with stretches and dynamic movements for about 15 minutes before playing.

If you aren’t able to warm up, you should only go half speed in your first game.