Pickleball Injury Treatment and Support in Austin

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Unleash Your Pickleball Game

Pickleball, a sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, has seen a surge in popularity across the United States, and Austin, Texas, is no exception. With a variety of venues and events catering to this fast-growing sport, Austin has become a hotspot for both novice and experienced pickleball players.

Common Injuries in Pickleball and How to Avoid Them

While pickleball is generally a low-impact sport, players, especially professionals, are not immune to injuries. Here are some common injuries and tips on how to avoid them:

1. Shoulder Impingement

  • Prevention: Strengthening the rotator cuff muscles and improving flexibility in the shoulder can help prevent impingement. Ensure proper technique, especially during overhead shots.
  • Treatment: Rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medications can help alleviate pain. Physical therapy may be recommended for more severe cases.

2. Anterior Knee Pain

  • Prevention: Strengthening the muscles around the knee, particularly the quadriceps, can provide better support. Wearing proper footwear and avoiding overuse are also key.
  • Treatment: Rest, ice, and elevation can help manage pain and swelling. Physical therapy exercises focusing on knee stability and strength are often beneficial.

3. Stress Fracture

  • Prevention: Gradually increasing activity levels and incorporating rest days into your training can help prevent stress fractures. Ensure you are using proper equipment and playing on suitable surfaces.
  • Treatment: Rest is crucial for healing stress fractures. Depending on the severity, a brace or cast may be required. Physical therapy can aid in recovery and help prevent future injuries.

4. Eye Injury

  • Prevention: Wearing protective eyewear can significantly reduce the risk of eye injuries.
  • Treatment: Seek immediate medical attention for any eye injuries. Rest and avoiding bright lights can aid in recovery.

Pickleball in Austin: Venues and Events

Austin boasts a variety of pickleball venues, including dedicated courts at the Austin Tennis and Pickleball Center at Walnut Creek Sports Park, as well as multiple outdoor and indoor courts across the city. The city also hosts various pickleball events and tournaments, providing ample opportunities for players to compete and connect with the local pickleball community.

Training Tips for Pickleball Players

  1. Focus on Core Strength: A strong core enhances stability and can improve your balance and shot accuracy.
  2. Improve Flexibility: Regular stretching can increase your range of motion and reduce the risk of injuries.
  3. Practice Footwork: Good footwork is essential in pickleball. Drills that improve agility and balance can enhance your performance on the court.
  4. Work on Your Serve: A consistent and accurate serve can give you an edge in the game. Spend time practicing your serve to make it a reliable part of your play.
  5. Play Smart: Understand your limits and listen to your body. If you start to feel fatigued or notice any pain, take a break.

By paying attention to injury prevention, training smart, and taking advantage of Austin’s vibrant pickleball scene, you can enjoy all the benefits this exciting sport has to offer. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just picking up a paddle for the first time, there’s a place for you in Austin’s pickleball community.

Let MedMotion be your partner on the Pickleball court.

At MedInMotion, we understand the unique challenges and demands of pickleball. Whether you’re recovering from an injury, aiming to prevent potential setbacks, or striving to elevate your game, our team is dedicated to your success.

Reach out to us now, and embark on a journey to a more resilient and enhanced pickleball performance.

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    Dr. Pyron is board certified in both family medicine and sports medicine. She obtained her medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, completed a residency program in Family Medicine at Southern Colorado Family Medicine, and pursued a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. After becoming board certified in both family medicine and sports medicine, she started her career as a team physician for Penn State University. She then returned to her home state of Texas and worked as a Sports Medicine Specialist and Team Physician for the University of Texas at Austin.


    Dr Pyron is currently the founder and president of Medicine in Motion. She is an active member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine. She maintains a relationship with the University of Texas by teaching classes for the Athletic Training students and by providing the Medical Director role for the Exercise In Aging Research Laboratory headed by Dr. Hiro Tanaka at the University of Texas. In 2012, Dr. Pyron also became certified in Musculoskeletal Sonography allowing her to provide diagnostic and procedural ultrasound exams in her office at the time of a patient visit!


    Dr. Pyron has lived and worked in Austin since 2003 and has developed extensive connections with specialized orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, athletic trainers, strength trainers, and other healthcare professionals who provide excellent service. She enjoys working together as a team with a variety of healthcare professionals to provide customized and optimal care for her patients.


    Although Dr. Pyron also has training and is board certified as a family physician, she prefers to limit her practice to sports medicine. This means that she wants you to maintain your relationship with your family doctor, but see her for sports injuries, training questions, or illnesses which affect your activity level. Please let her know how she may best help you!


    In her off time, Dr. Pyron enjoys a variety of outdoor and sports activities including soccer, softball, running, biking, mountain biking, strength training, yoga, swimming, and sailing.