AnkleSTONE

Gymnastics & Dance

As a sport, gymnastics is one of the most physically demanding. To develop the power and grace that characterizes the sport, the gymnast at times appears to literally defy gravity. It’s no wonder the sport is possibly the most injury prone of any other. In reality, dance, especially certain dance styles are no less demanding. Dancing places physical stress on the foot and ankle increasing the risk of injury. Ballet dancers also have an added risk of foot and ankle injury because of specific positions which can affect toes and the balls of the feet. The bottom line is that both gymnastics and dance depend on healthy feet and ankles in optimum condition to perform at peak levels. Correspondingly, they share some of the same common injuries.
Following are some of the most common gymnastics and dance injuries to players’ feet and ankles:
Achilles Tendon Tears
Achilles Tendonitis
Ankle Impingement Syndrome
Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
Lateral Ankle Sprains
Plantar Fasciitis
Stress Fractures

Gymnastics and dance are two of the most physically demanding sports. With gravity-defying moves so common in these activities, foot and ankle injuries are extremely common too. You can however, reduce your potential risk of these injuries by maintaining optimum foot and ankle flexibility and strength to maximize mobility by using AnkleSTONE® as part of your daily conditioning program. Should an injury occur, seek medical attention to accurately diagnose and treat your injury. Once cleared for rehabilitation, use AnkleSTONE® therapy to restore range-of-motion, flexibility and mobility. AnkleSTONE® therapy can be extremely effective at easing and even eliminating the pain caused by many injuries. Always make sure you are cleared by your medical professional to begin physical therapy before exercising with AnkleSTONE®.