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COMMON DANCE INJURIES. Foot and Ankle Injuries. “My heel and lower calf hurt, particularly while jumping or running” Achilles Tendonitis: Tendonitis can occur in any of the tendons around the ankle. Most commonly occurs in the body’s longest tendon called the Achilles Tendon.

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Common dance injuries

COMMON DANCE INJURIES


Foot and ankle injuries

Foot and Ankle Injuries

  • “My heel and lower calf hurt, particularly while jumping or running”

  • Achilles Tendonitis:

    • Tendonitis can occur in any of the tendons around the ankle.

    • Most commonly occurs in the body’s longest tendon called the Achilles Tendon.

    • This tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone.

    • Due to its heavy workload in the dancing population, it is prone to inflammation (tendonitis).

    • It is the most frequently ruptured tendon in dancers


Continue achilles tendonitis

Continue – Achilles Tendonitis

  • Contributing factors for Achilles Tendonitis

    • Overtraining or heavy training of a dancer in a short period of time.

    • Returning to dance after a long period of rest

    • A lack of flexibility in the calf muscle

    • Dancing on a hard surface or a non-sprung floor.


Ankle sprain

Ankle Sprain

  • “I rolled my ankle during class and heard a ‘pop’ sound.”

  • Ankle sprain:are the most common type of ankle injury for dancers.

  • Ankle sprain occurs when the outside of the foot is rolled outwards .

  • Causes:

    • Sprains usually occur upon landing a jump improperly or landing on an object.

    • Working close to the limits of strength

    • A slight loss of balance

    • A lapse of concentration


Knee injuries

Knee Injuries

“ My Kneecap feels like it will come out of its joint”

Dislocation of the Knee:is a displaced Kneecap (patella). The kneecap slips out of its groove on the thigh bone (femur)

  • Causes:

    • Injuries generally occur during athletic activities and are common in running, jumping, or during sudden changes in directions.

    • A sharp blow to the knee can dislocate the kneecap

    • Dislocating the knee will result in immediate swelling.


Hip injuries

Hip injuries

  • “My hip snaps when I do a grand battement”

    Snapping Hip:

  • Causes: Painless and harmless, a snapping hip can occur as a muscle or tendon passes over a bony structure.

  • The hip joint is a very stable joint.

  • It is comprised of a ball and socket mechanism and several strong muscles to support the hip and provide movement.

    • Rotation, lifting, and circular movement


  • Injuries of the spine

    Injuries of the spine

    “I pulled something in my back.”

    Lower Back Strain:

    • Lower back strains occur when the muscles are abnormally stretched or torn.

    • Causes:

      • Lifting a heavy object

      • Improper technique

      • Working on the same lift over and over


    The shoulder

    The Shoulder

    • “My shoulder popped out of joint”

      The shoulder is comprised of three bones:

    • Shoulder blade (Scapula)

    • Collar bone (Clavicle)

    • Upper arm bone (Humerus)

      The shoulder joint is a ball-and-socket joint

    • Shoulder Dislocation: is an injury that occurs when the top of the arm bone (humerus) becomes disconnected from the shoulder blade (scapula)

    • Causes:

      • Falling

      • Can occur when the arm is forcibly moved in to an awkward position


    R i c e

    R.I.C.E.

    • With any injury that involves inflammation, apply the R.I.C.E. treatment:

    • Rest

    • Ice (apply ice or cold pack to injury for 15-20 minutes each hour to reduce swelling)

    • Compression (wrap bandage around injury)

    • Elevation (elevate above the heart to prevent blood from increasing swelling)


    Top 8 prevention tips for dancers

    Top 8 Prevention tips for dancers

    • Proper training and teaching are essential to allow dancers of all ages to develop their skills with out injury.

    • Take lots of rest to all the body to heal itself from daily wear and tear.

    • Maintain energy levels by eating and drinking.

    • Conditioning and strengthening of the core region and leg muscles.

    • Try to avoid dancing on hard or uneven surfaces.

    • Take care of your shoes.

    • Dancers should adopt new training schedules slowly.

    • Where supportive footwear like Sneakers instead of flip flops.


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