Pickleball Tennis Elbow – Prevention

Do you love to hit the backhand dink, volley or groundstroke? I sure do! The problem is that hitting too many backhand shots can quickly lead to pickleball elbow. The wrist extensor muscles on the back of the lower arm are usually much weaker than the flexors on the front. When weak muscles are asked [...]

August 12th, 2014|

Pickleball Tennis Elbow – What is it?

How's your backhand pickleball stroke? Any pain on the backside of your lower arm and elbow? If so, you may be suffering from pickleball (tennis) elbow or lateral epicondylitis to be more technical. The muscles that extend the wrist and fingers when performing a backhand stroke can easily become fatigued, strained and ultimately inflamed with [...]

August 2nd, 2014|

Plantar Fasciitis – Treatment for the Pickleball Player

I have received many emails of players loving Justin's post of both what is plantar fasciitis and its prevention, so finally here is part 3 - the treatment...  Keep yourself educated on your body so you can play pickleball forever!!  - Jennifer Lucore My philosophy on treating injuries includes the premise that you should exhaust every conservative tool [...]

July 14th, 2014|

Plantar Fasciitis – Prevention for the Pickleball Player

The best way to prevent plantar fasciitis is to avoid excessive overloading of the foot, especially with high impact activities involving running, jumping or climbing. With the ankle loaded into plantar flexion(when you push off with the ball of the foot or toes), the plantar fascia ligament is stretched into a maximum lengthened position and [...]

June 26th, 2014|

Plantar Fascitis – What is it?

Hello pickleball players! I was out playing pickleball yesterday and experienced some discomfort on the bottom of my right foot. I knew right away what it was; a mild case of plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia ligament is a long fibrous tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes and helps form the arch [...]

June 18th, 2014|

Welcome new contributor to my blog – Justin Rodgers!

I am excited to have Justin join me in educating all the passionate pickleball players near and far. Justin will bring his expertise to you, touching on all topics that he deals with daily as a licensed Physical Therapist for over 17 years. He lives in one of the biggest hot spots for pickleball and [...]

June 17th, 2014|