In this post we offer advice on how to contend with inner knee pain. In this case, I’m not talking about inside the knee-joint itself, but rather on the inner part of your leg or medial side of the knee. Specifically, what is called pes anserine bursitis.
Pickleball Inner Knee Pain
We all know that “capturing the line”, i.e. moving forward to the non-volley zone line is key to pickleball success. Good players capture the line, and move laterally, or from side to side, to get to the ball. This motion of pushing off one foot, and stopping quickly on the other leg can cause inner knee or thigh pain. Specifically, I am referring to the medial side of the knee about 2 to 3 inches below the joint. In this area, the bursa which is a fluid filled sac between the bones and soft tissues can become inflamed.
Relieving Pickleball Inner Knee Pain
In severe cases your only relief may come from extended rest. But to minimize the risk of pes anserine bursitis or treat mild cases, I recommend you create a stretching routine that focuses on the three tendons of the hamstring muscle that meet on the inside or medial part of the knee.
Take a moment to watch the video below. As always, if you have questions or comments please feel free to contact me via this website.