HOW AM I ABLE TO PREVENT OR AVOID AN ANKLE INJURY WHEN I DANCE?
Dancers can perform hundreds of jumps in a single dance class, so it’s no surprise that ankle pain is a common problem. Many dancers assume pain and sometimes injury are part of the process, but ankle problems are neither inevitable nor untreatable. Wearing a Bauerfeind brace or ankle support can minimise your risk of developing a dancing injury by providing enhanced stability, proprioception and moisture-wicking medical-grade compression.
Some of the most common forms of ankle injury for dancers include Achilles tendinitis, ankle sprains, shin splints and heel spurs. A particularly popular ankle brace amongst dancers is the MalleoTrain S Open Heel support due to the ground contact. This added support will help stabilise your joint without limiting your ability to jump, axel, pirouette and perform.
HOW TO TREAT A DANCING RELATED ANKLE INJURYWe recommend visiting a physiotherapist for treatment and advice on treating common cricket injuries. They may recommend the following treatments.
- Strains or Sprains. Many strains and sprains can be treated with the RICE method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. A good physiotherapist can assist with the recovery as well. If the strain is more severe it may require surgery.
- Shin Splints. If it’s bone related consult a doctor. If it’s muscle related run your shins and calves over a foam roller for several minutes several times a day to help loosen the fascia.
- Stress Fractures. Consult a sports medicin doctor X-rays. Recommended treatments include rest, anti-inflammatory medication, stretching, and muscle strengthening exercise. Stress fractures take about six weeks to heal.
- Play it safe: Consult a doctor if you experience unusually intense and persistent tendonitis pain.
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“MY 12 YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER HAD A STRAIN TO HER ACHILLES TENDON. SHE’S AN ACTIVE BALLET STUDENT WHO DOES OVER 15 HOURS A WEEK. WITH A LITTLE REST AND BY WEARING HER BAUERFEIND ANKLE BRACE FOR A WEEK OR SO, SHE IS NOW BACK TO HER BALLET.”
– Stuart Broad