“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 of your foot. Since ligaments are rigid and have minimal contractile or elastic properties (like muscles do) they do not stretch easily and can become irritated with over activity (i.e. pickleball or running). Small tears can develop in the tissue resulting in pain and inflammation. Symptoms often include an aching, burning, or stabbing sensation on the bottom of the foot.”
The best way to prevent plantar fasciitis is to avoid excessive overloading of the foot and be careful of the type of tennis shoes you wear. Learn more at:
Okay, so you know what it is, how to prevent it, now learn the treatment so you can get back on the pickleball court:
This is repost from guest contributor Justin Rodgers of Phoenix, Arizona. Justin has been a licensed Physical Therapist for the last 22 years and has helped lots of senior pickleball players in their recovery from aches and pains.