Category: Dance / Gymnastics

Fifth Metatarsal Fracture

Dancer’s Fracture or fifth metatarsal fracture is often the result of landing awkwardly on the outside portion of the foot or twisting the ankle.

Ankle Impingement Syndrome

Ankle Impingement Syndrome may be anterior or posterior (front or back) of the ankle. This injury is the result of bone structures that pinch the soft tissue when the ankle is pointed in one direction or the other. It typically manifests after repeated micro traumas to the ankle and causes pain and discomfort. Your body …

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Lateral Ankle Sprains

Lateral ankle sprains are common injuries among athletes. They may occur from landing awkwardly from a jump or twisting the ankle. They are common in gymnastics and dance.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the Plantar Fasciia. It is a thick band of tissue at the bottom of your foot that runs from your heel to toes. It is an injury that can occur all at once due to an accident, fall, sudden impact and overstretching. It can also occur over time progressing …

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Achilles Tendon Tears

The Achilles tendon may also suffer small or large tears. They can occur gradually or suddenly. In a worst-case scenario, the Achilles tendon may rupture completely requiring surgery to repair and a long time to heal and rehabilitate. Once healed, physical therapy can be employed to restore your range of motion.

Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles tendon, stretches from the calf muscle to the heel and although it is the strongest tendon in the body, it is prone to overuse injuries. Normal play and moves in many sports and activities place incredible stress on the tendon making it prone to tendonitis. This inflammation of the tendon leads to pain …

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Stress Fractures

While tendons and muscles bend and stretch, your bones are rigid. When especially young athletes place constant stress on their bones, this injury can occur. A stress fracture is a small crack in the bone brought on by repeated direct stress to a particular spot.