Common Pickleball Injuries in Greenville SC

Chiropractic Greenville SC Pickleball

In 1965, two dads with bored kids, from the Pacific Northwest, created Pickleball. That may surprise you; it did me. More recently, pickleball has taken the United States by storm and currently is the fastest growing sport.

It’s a game played by the young, old, and everyone in-between. But pickleball is not without its problems.

The Other Part of the Story

Competitive and social pickleball players deal with a significant amount of physical stress on the joints.

Common injuries pickleball players suffer include:

  • Lower Extremities – knees and calf muscles
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rolled/Twisted Ankles
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Performance is Key

Greenville SC chiropractic care helps keep your body performing at its peak and helps it heal from, or stay away from, the common injuries seen while playing pickleball.

Pickleball Injuries in Greenville SC

Pickleball requires quick reflexes with your hand-eye coordination and with your feet. Your central nervous system internally regulates this type of coordination. Ninety percent of your central nervous system travels through your spine and then branches out in-between your spinal bones. Spinal alignment and motion can either allow for better nerve flow, thus enhancing coordination, or lack of spinal alignment and motion can interfere with nerve flow, thus decreasing coordination.

Why Greenville Chiropractic?

Chiropractic Doctors are the only healthcare professionals who are specifically trained to locate, analyze, and correct spinal misalignments that are interfering with information transfer over the nervous system. The condition where spinal bones misalign and interfere with nerve transmission is commonly known as Vertebral Subluxation.

So, chiropractic is not only beneficial for avoiding or healing from injury, but it is also beneficial to improve performance on and off the court.

Here are some simple tips I give my patients:

  • Wear orthotics. Custom-made orthotic inserts support your arch, absorb shock, and increase coordination.
  • Strength training, especially in the shoulder, but also the legs can help prevent injuries.
  • Stretch BEFORE and AFTER you play.
  • Get adjusted regularly, leading up to and during pickleball season, to increase motion, reduce risk of injury, AND increase performance on and off the court.

I find that recreational pickleball players often do not consider the stress that pickleball puts on the joints and muscles (particularly around the spine). Many players seek out chiropractic care only AFTER an injury. We want patients to consider seeing a Chiropractor BEFORE an injury occurs. Not only will this help you avoid painful injuries, but chiropractic care will also allow your body to play at 100%.

If you play pickleball and want to see how chiropractic care can improve your game, contact us today to schedule a New Patient appointment.


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Auger Family Chiropractic

1315 Haywood Rd #2
Greenville, SC 29615

(864) 322-2828