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As Injuries from Pickleball Surge, Here's How to Play Safely

WebMD reports on how to play pickleball safely and prevent injuries in an interview with Joshua S. Dines, MD, sports medicine surgeon at HSS and medical director for Major League Pickleball. 

“It’s a funny name, you get lulled into the sense of security, and that’s where you can increase your risk of injury,” said Dr. Dines. 

“People are out there for 4 or 5 hours, rotating and playing with different people,” Dines said. “That’s where they subject themselves to potentially more sort of overuse-type injuries just from the sheer hours.”

Dr. Dines explained that he has seen his share of injuries over the past few years, ranging from knee meniscus tears and back pain (mostly due to the lateral movement, leaning forward, and lunging) to rotator cuff tendinitis and tennis/golfer’s elbow. 

Read the full article at webmd.com.