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Common Foot Injuries in Pickleball and How To Treat Them

Pickleball is a fun sport, but it can cause numerous different foot injuries. Learn more and get treated!

Pickleball has become one of the most popular sports in South Florida in recent years, and for good reason. It’s a great way to stay active, get some exercise, and have fun with friends. However, like any sport, there is always the risk of injury. Foot injuries are common in pickleball, and they can be painful and debilitating. Here are some of the most common foot injuries that can happen while playing pickleball and how Signature Foot & Ankle can help treat them.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot injury that can be caused by overuse, flat feet, or tight calf muscles. It causes pain in the heel and arch of the foot, especially when walking or standing. Treatment for plantar fasciitis may include stretching exercises, orthotics, physical therapy, or corticosteroid injections.

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is an injury that affects the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. It can be caused by overuse, improper footwear, or tight calf muscles. Symptoms of Achilles tendonitis include pain and stiffness in the back of the ankle. Treatment may include rest, ice, compression, elevation, and physical therapy.

Blisters

Blisters are a common foot injury in pickleball and can be caused by friction from shoes or socks. They are painful and can make it difficult to walk or play pickleball. Treatment for blisters may include draining the blister, applying antibiotic ointment, and covering it with a bandage.

Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains occur when the ligaments in the ankle are stretched or torn. This can be caused by a sudden twist or turn of the ankle while playing pickleball. Symptoms of an ankle sprain include pain, swelling, and difficulty walking. Treatment may include rest, ice, compression, elevation, and physical therapy.

At Signature Foot & Ankle, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle injuries. Our experienced podiatrists can help you get back on your feet and playing pickleball again. We offer a range of treatments, including comprehensive exams, orthotics, corticosteroid injections, and more.

If you’ve been experiencing foot pain or have suffered an injury while playing pickleball, don’t wait. Call us today to schedule an appointment or book one online. Our team of podiatrists is here to help you get back to doing the things you love.