Over the last few years, the popularity of pickleball has exploded. For a sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, it is relatively straightforward with easy-to-follow rules. Because people of all ages and skill levels can play, it is no surprise that it is one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S.
While pickleball is a great activity for everyone, it is important to remember that it is a sport and injuries can happen. Seniors need to be extra careful. To help prevent injuries, players of all ages should always warm up and stretch, use the proper equipment, and do a cool-down. And whether you are an older adult or just someone looking to become more active, make sure to take it slow and steady. Building up playtime and effort gradually will help to avoid stress injuries.
Even when taking preventative measures, accidents still happen. The most commonly injured areas are the hands, wrists, and elbows. Repetitive swinging and serving motions can cause wear and tear, but falls can also happen easily during play. After a tough match and giving it your all, you could find yourself even experiencing general muscle soreness or low back pain.
When faced with a minor injury or pain, internal medicine physician Dr. Ken Redcross recommends older folks use Arnicare. “For my senior patients, pain relief that doesn’t mask other symptoms is essential,” he says. “Arnicare is a great option because it relieves pain and reduces bruises. Its active ingredient is Arnica, so I feel good about recommending it.”
“For my senior patients, pain relief that doesn’t mask other symptoms is essential. Arnicare is a great option because it relieves pain and reduces bruises.”
Available in a variety of forms, Arnicare has options for all stages of preparation, play, and recovery. The gel and cream are unscented and non-greasy, so they are easy to apply on and off the court. The meltaway tablets are gentle and conveniently don’t require water.
All forms of Arnicare can help to ease muscle pain and stiffness, reduce swelling, and relieve bruise discoloration* that can result from giving your all during long matches. So, when pain strikes, don’t let it sideline your pickleball play; use Arnicare and enjoy your time on the court!
*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.