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42% of Injuries in Players Over 60yrs Old Come From Stretching - Not Playing

PALM BEACH, FL - Recent studies have revealed an unexpected culprit behind a significant portion of pickleball injuries among players over the age of 60. According to research conducted by renowned sports medicine experts, stretching exercises account for a staggering 42% of injuries sustained by this demographic. The findings shed light on the importance of proper warm-up routines and injury prevention strategies in older pickleball players.

Pickleball, a popular sport among seniors due to its accessibility and low impact nature, has seen a surge in participation among the 60 and above age group. While the game offers numerous health benefits, it also presents certain risks if not approached with caution.

The study analyzed a substantial sample of pickleball injuries in older players and found that a significant portion of these injuries occurred during or as a result of stretching exercises. Experts speculate that inadequate warm-up routines, improper technique, and insufficient guidance could be contributing factors to these injuries.


To address this issue, sports medicine professionals and pickleball associations are working to raise awareness about the importance of tailored warm-up routines for older players. They emphasize the need for dynamic stretching exercises that mimic the movements involved in pickleball, combined with light aerobic activity to increase blood flow and prepare the body for the demands of the game.


By highlighting the potential risks associated with stretching exercises and promoting proper warm-up practices, experts aim to reduce the incidence of injuries in older pickleball players. The hope is that through education and informed training, players can continue to enjoy the sport safely, enhancing their physical well-being and overall quality of life.

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