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What can a ballerina do with an achilles injury?Less serious injuries than Alexandrova's, what can a ballerina do?


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#1 tamicute

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:22 AM

When a ballerina has a minor achilles injury which limits a ballerina slightly and she does not want to rest it for a good length of time, what should a ballerina avoid? I read that in general, high heels are bad when you have an achilles injury, but if you are doing pointe work, the pointe work sounds more dangerous than high heels.

What would you recommend a  ballerina, who does not want to rest her injury and wants to continue performing on pointe shoes?



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:09 AM

Sounds like a question for our sister site... (BT4D tab above or follow this link. http://dancers.invisionzone.com/)

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 04:13 PM

When a ballerina has a minor achilles injury which limits a ballerina slightly and she does not want to rest it for a good length of time, what should a ballerina avoid? I read that in general, high heels are bad when you have an achilles injury, but if you are doing pointe work, the pointe work sounds more dangerous than high heels.

What would you recommend a  ballerina, who does not want to rest her injury and wants to continue performing on pointe shoes?

 

I agree with Amy about looking at the other site, but frankly, if someone has injured their achilles, they need to rest it.  Period.



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:05 PM

When a ballerina has a minor achilles injury which limits a ballerina slightly and she does not want to rest it for a good length of time, what should a ballerina avoid? I read that in general, high heels are bad when you have an achilles injury, but if you are doing pointe work, the pointe work sounds more dangerous than high heels.

What would you recommend a  ballerina, who does not want to rest her injury and wants to continue performing on pointe shoes?

 

 

When a ballerina has a minor achilles injury which limits a ballerina slightly and she does not want to rest it for a good length of time, what should a ballerina avoid? I read that in general, high heels are bad when you have an achilles injury, but if you are doing pointe work, the pointe work sounds more dangerous than high heels.


What would you recommend a  ballerina, who does not want to rest her injury and wants to continue performing on pointe shoes?

I agree with Amy about looking at the other site, but frankly, if someone has injured their achilles, they need to rest it.  Period.

 

 

Dr. Linda Hamilton, NYCB Medical consultant and former NYCB dancer has many resource links on her website:

http://www.drlindaha...jury-prone.html

 

And she seems to agree with Sandik:

"Unfortunately, if you're like most people in the entertainment industry, you'd rather sweat bullets than check in with a performing arts specialist for fear of having to take time off to recover. This is a common mistake that can have serious consequences. First, you miss the "magic" one-month healing period, where many problems resolve. Next, the longer you wait, the more you tend to compensate by favoring the sore area, creating more stress on your body."



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 05:46 PM

 

When a ballerina has a minor achilles injury which limits a ballerina slightly and she does not want to rest it for a good length of time, what should a ballerina avoid? I read that in general, high heels are bad when you have an achilles injury, but if you are doing pointe work, the pointe work sounds more dangerous than high heels.

What would you recommend a  ballerina, who does not want to rest her injury and wants to continue performing on pointe shoes?

 

 

When a ballerina has a minor achilles injury which limits a ballerina slightly and she does not want to rest it for a good length of time, what should a ballerina avoid? I read that in general, high heels are bad when you have an achilles injury, but if you are doing pointe work, the pointe work sounds more dangerous than high heels.


What would you recommend a  ballerina, who does not want to rest her injury and wants to continue performing on pointe shoes?

I agree with Amy about looking at the other site, but frankly, if someone has injured their achilles, they need to rest it.  Period.

 

 

Dr. Linda Hamilton, NYCB Medical consultant and former NYCB dancer has many resource links on her website:

http://www.drlindaha...jury-prone.html

 

And she seems to agree with Sandik:

"Unfortunately, if you're like most people in the entertainment industry, you'd rather sweat bullets than check in with a performing arts specialist for fear of having to take time off to recover. This is a common mistake that can have serious consequences. First, you miss the "magic" one-month healing period, where many problems resolve. Next, the longer you wait, the more you tend to compensate by favoring the sore area, creating more stress on your body."

 

Thank you for all your assistance.




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