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The foot’s complex structure contains more than 100 tendons, ligaments, and muscles that move nearly three dozen joints while bones provide structure. Is it any wonder then that ankle and foot injuries it is common source of pain in dance? Above the foot is the ankle joint the connecting joint between the bones of the lower leg and the foot. This mobile, flexible joint absorbs energy and moves our body as soon as we step out of bed in the morning. Add to this the additional stresses of dance: from demi-pointe in ballet to the high leg kicks in Irish dancing, it’s a virtual certainty that at some stage dancers will experience an injury.
At Ballsbridge Physiotherapy Clinic we will assess and diagnose your ankle and foot injuries and we will also analyse your gait and dance movements; to help you optimise your recovery. Some of the common foot and ankle injuries /problems are listed below:
It’s vital not to ignore foot and ankle pain. Remember those feet have to function throughout your whole life, so treat them kindly. If you have an ankle injury contact us for an assessment and restore the “bounce to your step”.