12Sep, 2014

“My foot hurts…”

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  “My foot hurts…” Understanding common foot pain afflicting dancers   “in my arch, especially in the morning” Plantar Fasciitis is an overuse injury where the fibrous tissue along the arch connecting the heel to the toes becomes inflamed and painful. Dancers will likely feel more pain in the morning, after class, or after wearing high heels. Causes: Tight Achilles tendons, tightness in the calves, fallen arches, or dancing on hard surfaces Treatment: Rest and ice, massage the arch with a frozen water bottle or golf ball, stretch the Achilles and […]