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Pickleball! Reduce Injuries and Improve Performance!

Pickleball! Reduce Injuries and Improve Performance!

What was Palm Desert Chiropractic’s number 1 injury in the last year?

Pickleball! Pickleball has been all the rage lately and with all the bending over, changing direction, and reaching for the ball we are seeing a ton of injuries walking into our office! From elbow pain to low back pain to rolled ankles, we are seeing it all. Regular chiropractic care has been shown to reduce the risk of ankle injuries.[4] Additionally, adjustments of the neck can even reduce elbow pain![3] We are also seeing many low back injuries and sprain/strains directly related to pickleball. Whether you are looking to prevent injuries or decrease your symptoms and healing times of injuries, chiropractic can help.

Looking to Improve your Pickleball Game?

Studies have also shown that chiropractic care can improve sports performance[1], improve lower leg strength[2], and increase hip strength in as little as one adjustment![5] Being on a regular chiropractic care plan is critical in order to move and play at your best while avoiding injuries. At Palm Desert Chiropractic we treat many recreational and competitive athletes who come to stay at the top of their game and avoid injuries. Call us and book an appointment today!

This article was written by Dr. Matt Torres, who recently joined the Palm Desert Chiropractic Team. Dr. Matt is experienced in taking care of all kinds of athletes such as rugby, tennis, pickleball, and more! To book an appointment with him, call our office at (760) 636-1540 and ask to schedule with Dr. Matt.


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  2. Christiansen TL, Niazi IK, Holt K, Nedergaard RW, Duehr J, Allen K, Marshall P, Türker KS, Hartvigsen J, Haavik H. The effects of a single session of spinal manipulation on strength and cortical drive in athletes. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2018 Apr;118(4):737-749. doi: 10.1007/s00421-018-3799-x. Epub 2018 Jan 11. PMID: 29327170; PMCID: PMC5843672.
  3. Fernández-Carnero J, Fernández-de-las-Peñas C, Cleland JA. Immediate hypoalgesic and motor effects after a single cervical spine manipulation in subjects with lateral epicondylalgia. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2008 Nov-Dec;31(9):675-81. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2008.10.005. PMID: 19028251.M.
  4. Hoskins W, Pollard H. The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian Rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2010 Apr 8;11:64. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-11-64. Retraction in: BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011;12:200. PMID: 20374662; PMCID: PMC2858097.
  5. Yuen TS, Lam PY, Lau MY, Siu WL, Yu KM, Lo CN, Ng J. Changes in Lower Limb Strength and Function Following Lumbar Spinal Mobilization. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2017 Oct;40(8):587-596. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2017.07.003. Erratum in: J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2018 Jan 6;: PMID: 29187310.
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July 13, 2022
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Dr. Vella

PALM DESERT CHIROPRACTIC offers chiropractic adjustments in a variety of chiropractic techniques and styles. Our team of chiropractors are extremely experienced in advanced spinal correction. Our purpose is to decrease pain & stress, prevent injury & illness and maximize your health potential through natural, scientific and specific care. Your health can be restored with a simple chiropractic adjustment! If you are looking for a chiropractor in the Coachella Valley, give our office a call today to setup your first appointment.