Dancers, especially ballet and Irish dancers are a very common patient group treated by our Podiatrists as the majority of the injuries they suffer occur in the lower limbs and feet due to the extra force and pressure these areas are subjected to during dancing.
With dancers, their injuries can either be traumatic where they have a trip or a fall and injure themselves or they can be due to overuse where the injury develops over time.
Our Podiatrist can offer a range of treatments to help with the different types of injuries encountered in dancing. The treatment will depend on the type of injury, to read more about the specific treatments click on the injuries below.
Common dancing injuries include Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, ankle sprains, heel pain (plantar fasciitis) and lower back pain. Dancers often experience a range of foot problems and deformities because of overuse and the extra stress they put their feet through. Common foot problems endured by dancers include corns & calluses, bunions and blisters.