Foot injuries in dance

Incidence rates of 34% – 62% of dance injuries are foot related

Common causes:

  • Anatomical alignment
  • Poor technique and training
  • Strength/ROM
  • Females increased risk of injury
  • Environmental factors
  • Shoes –fit
  • Surface
  • Temperature
  • Training Regime

Common foot injury sites:

  • 1st MTPJ
  • Sesamoid
  • Lesser digits
  • Metatarsal
  • Forefoot
  • Midfoot
  • Ankle
  • Heel

How can we help?

  • Pointe assessment
  • Gait assessment
  • Footwear
  • Offloading – padding, splinting, taping
  • Orthotics
  • Strength & conditioning

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