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Foot Care for Dancers

Human feet are complex. Of the 208 bones in the body, 52 of them are in the feet. Feet also provide major service to the body with support, balance, and propulsion. It is necessary for dancers to properly take care of their feet because they depend on the complexity of their feet to dance. They must do what they can to prevent and treat minor injuries and take good care of their feet as a way of life to keep moving. Things they can do include cutting their toenails short and straight across, not wearing colored nail polish so they can see problems brewing under their toenails, keeping calluses trimmed, wearing tights with ballet shoes to help prevent corns from developing, and taking care of foot problems as they arise. If you are a dancer, or if your child is starting to dance, and you would like to learn more about taking care of a dancer’s feet, consult with a podiatrist.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries require proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. For more information, contact one of our podiatrists of Dr. Kane & Associates, P.C. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Sports Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fasciosis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains

Sports related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Westland, MI. . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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