Injury Prevention

Pickleball Fitness-Are You Susceptible to a Lower Leg Injury?

By CJ Johnson / May 9, 2020 /

In addition to playing pickleball, are you someone who regularly walks? Perhaps you’re a runner, or maybe you play another court sport? Those activities contribute to your overall health and wellness but did you know they make you more vulnerable to leg and foot injuries? Most pickleball players love to stay active, so we’re busy…

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Pickleball Foot Pain-Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendinitis

By CJ Johnson / December 8, 2018 /

Disclaimer: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Foot pain can keep you off the pickleball courts for a long time.  “Dr. Pickleball,” Allan Rosenthal, DPM, FACFAS is…

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Pickleball Foot Pain with Dr. Pickleball-Part 1

By CJ Johnson / October 5, 2018 /

Dr. Pickleball recommends court shoes as the first step to reducing pain and your chances of injury. But, do you need to have special shoes to play pickleball? I mean wouldn’t just a plain old running shoe do? I’m glad Dr. Rosenthal addressed it in the video because it’s one of the most common questions…

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Eye Protection for Sports

By CJ Johnson / August 24, 2017 /

In 1984, while playing a casual round of golf, I heard someone yell my name, and I turned. Even though that injury occurred more than 30 years ago, I can still hear the sound of the golf ball shattering my prescription glasses into my right eye. To say that I am lucky to be able to see…

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Better Balance Equals Better Pickleball

By CJ Johnson / September 27, 2016 /

Want to play better pickleball and avoid injury at the same time? Improve your Balance Today’s post will focus on improving balance as a tactic to avoid acute injury and play better pickleball. Typically there are two types of sports injury, Repetitive Motion/Over Training or Acute, something happening during play. The most common acute injury…

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