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Common Pickleball Foot Injuries

Pickleball, a fast-paced sport combining elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis, often leads to foot injuries among players. The most common injuries include plantar fasciitis, characterized by pain in the heel or arch due to inflammation of the plantar fascia. Achilles tendonitis is another frequent issue, involving pain and stiffness in the tendon that connects the calf muscles to the heel. Ankle sprains are prevalent as well, occurring when the foot twists unnaturally during quick lateral movements. Stress fractures can also develop from repetitive impact on the feet. Preventing these injuries involves wearing proper footwear with good arch support, warming up before playing, and incorporating strength and flexibility exercises into a regular fitness routine. If you have injured your foot while playing pickleball, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can offer appropriate treatment solutions, and educate you on effective prevention techniques.

Ankle and foot injuries are common among athletes and in many sports. They can be caused by several problems and may be potentially serious. If you are feeling pain or think you were injured in a sporting event or when exercising, consult with Nrup Tolat, DPM from Atlanta Total Foot & Ankle Care. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Common Injuries

The most common injuries that occur in sporting activities include:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Broken Foot
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fractures
  • Turf Toe


Symptoms vary depending upon the injury and in some cases, there may be no symptoms at all. However, in most cases, some form of symptom is experienced. Pain, aching, burning, bruising, tenderness, tightness or stiffness, sensation loss, difficulty moving, and swelling are the most common symptoms.


Just as symptoms vary depending upon the injury, so do treatment options. A common treatment method is known as the RICE method. This method involves rest, applying ice, compression and elevating the afflicted foot or ankle. If the injury appears to be more serious, surgery might be required, such as arthroscopic or reconstructive surgery. Lastly, rehabilitation or therapy might be needed to gain full functionality in the afflicted area. Any discomfort experienced by an athlete must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Woodstock and Atlanta, GA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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