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Sep 12th at 8PM / tagged: ballet. dance. feet. tips. article. / 996 notes
Feeling some pain? The foot has the largest number of bones in comparison to the rest of the body and so is very prone to many injuries. Here are some of the many injuries dancers experience that result from pointe shoes and the other rigors of ballet.Sesamoiditis - &#8220;I have pain underneath my big toe, particularly while walking without shoes.&#8221;Hallux Valgus and Bunion - &#8220;My big toe points inward and is painful.&#8221;Hallux Rigidus - &#8220;I have pain with full releve.&#8221;Plantar Fasciitis - &#8220;My foot hurts when I walk barefoot, especially first thing in the morning.&#8221;Metarsalgia - &#8220;I have pain over the balls of my feet.&#8221;Achilles Tendinitis - &#8220;My heel and lower calf hurt, particulary while running or jumping.&#8221;Trigger Toe/FHL Tenosynovitis - &#8220;My big toe &#8216;clicks&#8217; and gets caught&#8217; sometimes. I have to use my hands to release it.&#8221;Posterior Impingement Syndrome - &#8220;I have pain with pointing my foot with releve.&#8221;Anterior Impingement Syndrome - &#8220;I cant achieve full plie on one side. And when I do, it&#8217;s painful.&#8221;Lateral Ankle Sprain - I rolled my ankle during class and heard a &#8216;pop&#8217; sound.&#8221;
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Feeling some pain? The foot has the largest number of bones in comparison to the rest of the body and so is very prone to many injuries. Here are some of the many injuries dancers experience that result from pointe shoes and theĀ otherĀ rigors of ballet.

Sesamoiditis - “I have pain underneath my big toe, particularly while walking without shoes.”
Hallux Valgus and Bunion - “My big toe points inward and is painful.”
Hallux Rigidus - “I have pain with full releve.”
Plantar Fasciitis - “My foot hurts when I walk barefoot, especially first thing in the morning.”
Metarsalgia - “I have pain over the balls of my feet.”
Achilles Tendinitis - “My heel and lower calf hurt, particulary while running or jumping.”
Trigger Toe/FHL Tenosynovitis - “My big toe ‘clicks’ and gets caught’ sometimes. I have to use my hands to release it.”
Posterior Impingement Syndrome - “I have pain with pointing my foot with releve.”
Anterior Impingement Syndrome - “I cant achieve full plie on one side. And when I do, it’s painful.”
Lateral Ankle Sprain - I rolled my ankle during class and heard a ‘pop’ sound.”

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