January 21, 2013
Don’t Ignore Foot Pain on the Dance Floor!
Your New Year’s resolution might have you taking up the latest fad in exercise: aerobic
dance classes at the gym. Whether you’re taking up this new hobby or simply taking your
partying indoors for the winter, don’t let foot injuries mess up your groove. Being “light on
your feet” could result in pain as the hours of dancing ensue. Whether you’re doing the
twist, the cha-cha slide, a jig or even dancing “Gangnam style,” keep in mind that if it hurts
to do the moves, there could be an issue at foot.
What’s the best defense to protect your feet and ankles?
- Wear appropriate shoes to properly support your feet and ankles.
Perform dance moves that best fit your skill level, and sit down if you feel pain.
If you do suffer a painful injury on the dance floor, it is important to make an appointment
with our office as soon as possible. Prompt medical attention by a foot and ankle surgeon can
make all the difference in proper rehabilitation. Most dance injuries can be treated with
conservative care as long as they are not completely ignored. Don’t disregard foot pain just
because you can walk on it; remember it is possible to walk on a seriously injured foot.