Much like contact sports, dance is a physically demanding activity that comes with a high risk of injuries. Hours of practice help dancers execute complex movements with precision and grace, and improve their strength and flexibility. Yet performing the same twists and turns for hours and days can cause stress and overuse to the joints and muscles, especially those on the feet and ankles.
Foot and ankle injury can have long-term consequences that affect dancers’ careers if they are not treated promptly and properly. The most common types of foot and ankle injury that dancers are prone to include the following:
Treatment will depend on the type and severity of the foot and ankle injury. For mild injuries, the treatment usually involves the RICE method (rest, ice, compression and elevation), and physiotherapy to restore strength, mobility and flexibility. Non-invasive shockwave therapy is also an option in suitable cases (eg plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinopathy) to speed up recovery.
For more severe injuries, foot and ankle surgery in Singapore may be advised. In some cases, untreated injuries may lead to chronic conditions such as arthritis, with surgery being recommended for advanced foot arthritis treatment. In many other cases, minimally-invasive procedures can be performed, which leads to less pain after surgery, less wound complications and quicker recovery. A specialist will be best suited to perform such procedures.
The key to a quick and full recovery from any foot and ankle injury is prompt diagnosis and treatment. Make sure to visit an experienced foot and ankle doctor immediately to ensure that appropriate treatment is received and one can resume dancing again.
Our experienced foot and ankle surgeon is skilled in treating all types of ankle cartilage injury and more, among dancers. Should you experience foot and ankle pain, seek treatment so that you can get back on track as soon as possible.
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