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Pickleball and Foot Injuries

Tuesday, 14 March 2023 00:00

Pickleball is a popular sport, and it is a combination of tennis and badminton. Research has shown the average age for players is approximately 40 years old and a large percentage of players are over the age of 55. This sport involves the feet moving suddenly in all directions, which may put stress on the ligaments and tendons surrounding the ankle joint. Many people endure ankle injuries, but the range of motion may be maintained when an ankle brace is worn. Achilles tendonitis is another injury that pickleball players may be prone to. This can happen as a result of repetitive stress to the Achilles tendon. It is in the back of the lower leg, and it connects the heel to the calf muscles. Heel pain may accompany this type of injury. Additionally, the heel may become bruised from playing on hard surfaces, which may lead to plantar fasciitis. This is a tearing or inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is found on the sole of the foot and connects the heel to the toes. If you are interested in playing pickleball, it is suggested that you speak with a podiatrist who can inform you of effective methods to help prevent foot injuries.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Gregory Rorick, DPM from Rorick Podiatry, PC. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in New York Mills, Utica, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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