Recently a pickleball friend was playing in a tournament when her back went out. She couldn’t move. I’m not sure she could even finish the match. She was given painkillers by the doctor to help her make it through the day. My question is, why did this happen and when could it happen again? First: How much are you stretching every single day? Second: What exercises are you doing to strengthen your hamstrings and bun muscles? Third: Are you stretching your hamstrings? Since our life is lived forward and seated, our back side gets weak and can no longer hold us upright. Twisting for a fast rally or bending to dink several times can be all that is needed to throw your back out. Back pain is a very complicated situation with many diagnoses. Wouldn’t it be an easy solution to just do my recommended exercises and all the pain goes away? Try these exercises.
Picture #1 Heels on a chair — lift buns off the ground to strengthen hamstrings and buns.
Picture #2 Knees to the chest to stretch back and bun muscles.
Picture #3 Seated figure 4 — cross leg to stretch lower back and bun muscles.
Picture #4 Leg on a chair, other leg on the ground for a hamstring stretch.