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Unleash Your Inner Champion: How to Find the Perfect AFL Boots for the Upcoming Season

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Unleash Your Inner Champion: How to Find the Perfect AFL Boots in 2023

Hey there footy fans! With the AFL season just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your gear, especially your footy boots. But with so many options out there, how do you choose the perfect pair? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back.

First things first, let’s talk about why it’s so important to find the right boots. Playing AFL is tough work, with lots of running, jumping, and sudden changes of direction. Wearing the wrong boots can not only affect your performance, but also put you at risk of injury. So, it’s worth taking the time to find the best ones for you. Here are some tips to help you do just that:

Think about your position:

Depending on whether you’re a midfielder, forward, or defender, you may need different types of boots. Midfielders and forwards might prefer lighter boots that allow for quick movements, while defenders might want boots with more support and protection. Consider your position and playing style when choosing boots.

Get the right fit:

This is super important for both comfort and performance. Your boots should fit snugly but not be too tight, with enough room for your toes to move freely. Make sure you try on different sizes and styles to find the best fit for you, and wear them in before the season starts.

Look for quality materials:

High-quality materials like leather and synthetic fabrics can provide durability, comfort, and breathability. Look for boots with reinforced toe caps, padded collars, and other features that can enhance your performance and protect your feet.

Don’t be afraid to invest:

It’s true that good boots can be a bit pricey, but they’re definitely worth it if they help you perform better and avoid injuries. Think of it as an investment in your health and success as a footy player.

Each year we attempt to compile a list of boots to look out for this season. Here is what we came up with this year!

Performance Boots (Light weight and speed):

  • Nike Mercurial
  • Nike Tiempo
  • Adidas Copa Mundial
  • Adidas Predator

Support/Cushioned Boots (light weight and speed but more cushioned):

  • Asics Gel Lethal Tigreor
  • Asics Lethal Testimonial
  • Asics Gel Lethal 19

For kids:

  • Asics Lethal Flash (For Speed)
  • Asics Gel Lethal Ultimate (For Stability and Protection)

If you’ve suffered foot and ankle injuries and you’re after a boot that is stable and cushioned just like a running shoe, then the Gel Lethal Ultimate is the one for you. It may be a little heavier but it will have no trouble accommodating your orthotics and will be super supportive on your feet. Ultimately, when deciding which is the best boot, remember that how it fits and feels on your feet is also very important.

As a podiatrist (and as a former weekend warrior), I’ve seen the difference that the right pair of footy boots can make in preventing injury and improving performance. If you’re experiencing foot pain or discomfort during the season, don’t waste time, seek expert help from a podiatrist who can diagnose and treat any underlying issues.

So there you have it – some tips to help you find the perfect boots for the upcoming AFL season and even a few models and brands to get you started. Don’t settle for second best – go out there and kick some goals with the right gear!

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Toenail Fungus or Nail Trauma

Toe Nail fungus Vs Nail Trauma?

Toenail Fungus or Nail Trauma?

What is nail trauma?

Toenail Fungus or Nail trauma, how do you tell the difference? Does your nail look a bit weird? Thickened or discoloured? It may have you wondering if it is fungal nail infection or something else. Well, nail trauma also causes the nail to appear discoloured. Thickening and increased curvature of the nail plate can also be a sign. Sometimes this nail appearance can be referred to as gryphotic or onychogryphotic. These changes are often be caused by a previous trauma to the nail. Nail trauma can occur if you kick a coffee table or someone stomps on your foot in a soccer match. Or, nail trauma can be slow and repetitive. Say when you have a history of wearing tight fitting shoes. It can also occur in people with poor blood flow. For example, in people with diabetes.

Differences between Toenail Fungus and Nail Trauma:

Nail Trauma or Toenail funhus

The body responds to trauma in a typical way. It attempts to protect itself and so it creates layers upon layers of nail. Therefore, the nail becomes thicker. Often, the nail appearance can mistaken for a fungal infection. However, the discolouration isn't always indicative of this. This can also be due to the thickening of the nail. The increase in nail thickness makes it hard to see the pink nail bed beneath. The curling or curved shape of the nail is caused by one part of the nail growing at a faster rate to the other. This can happen when the nail matrix (the tissue where the nail grows from) is more traumatised than the other.

Fungal nail infections occur when a fungus infects the nail matrix and alters the way the nail grows. To learn more about toenail fungus - click HERE.

Other problems with nail trauma:

When the nail becomes too thick, it can put pressure on the nail bed underneath the nail and cause pain. If it gets quite long and you are unable to cut it yourself, it can also start to dig in to the sides of your toe and sometimes cause an ingrown toenail. Particularly, if you wear tight fitting shoes. In some cases, there can be a secondary fungal infection of the nail present as well.

How are these nails treated?

The primary aim with treating nail trauma involves reducing the nail thickness. This helps interrupt the trauma-response cycle and reduces pressure on the nail bed underneath. Unfortunately, there is no way to get the nail to grow normally again after the nail matrix has been traumatised.

However, your podiatrist can provide regular maintenance to manage the thickness and appearance of the nail. So if this sounds like might be familiar and you have these type of nails or if you are unsure if you have a fungal infection, make an appointment with your podiatrist. Your podiatrist will help you determine if your nails are fungal or a result of trauma and can advise the most appropriate treatment.

 


Syndesmosis Ankle Injury by hands close-up

Syndesmosis Injury

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Syndesmosis Injury

Syndesmosis ankle injury became a the “buzz” term of the 2020 AFL season. The number of Ankle syndesmosis injuries increased 4x in 2020. Even with a shortened season. There were 21 syndesmosis injuries last year. Dion Prestia, Toby Nankervis, Aaron Naughton, Jake Stringer and Andy McGrath were just a few players to miss games.

This season has once again seen a spate of syndesmosis injuries, otherwise known as a high ankle sprain. Both Patrick Dangerfield and Adam Treloar underwent ankle surgery following syndesmosis injuries. This week, we learned that Richmond premiership players, Noah Balta and Nathan Broad have now joined the list of AFL players needing ankle surgery due to a high ankle sprain.

Why has there been an increase in syndesmosis injuries in the AFL?

There are a few things that may have had a role to play. The game has become quite fast-paced with recent rule changes. Interpretations of these rules seems to be increasing the speed of the game. An interrupted and the shortened pre-season, along with a condensed 2020 season has possibly led to reduced conditioning and training continuity. These are all possible factors for an increase in syndesmosis injuries in the AFL.

So what is a syndesmosis ankle injury/sprain?

A syndesmosis ankle injury is a little different to your regular, run of the mill ankle sprain. A syndesmosis sprain is also known as a “high ankle sprain”. It is quite a lot more serious. Ankle sprains are among some of the most common injuries. Up to 50 games are missed across the competition each year because of ankle injuries. The difference between a regular sprain and a syndesmosis injury is the location of the injury. High ankle sprains vary from the typical inversion sprains/ A high ankle sprain involves the syndesmosis ligament. Syndesmosis injuries are less common than the typical ankle sprain but can be more traumatic,

Syndesmosis is a network of ligaments and fibrous structures that bind the bones of the lower leg (tibia and fibula) together. This provides shock absorption and stability through the ankle. Injury to these structures, compromises the stability of the ankle and allows for the ankle to wedge between the two leg bones.

Syndesmosis injuries occur when a foot is planted firmly on the ground and an external force (i.e. being tackled) moves the leg around or over the foot. Trauma to these structures can lead to swelling above the ankle, pain and can potentially lead to bone reactions. As pictured after his injury, Adam Treloar was placed in a CAM boot. The moon boot helps stabilise the ankle until imaging can confirm the extent and severity of the injury.

Conservative Management:

Immobilisation is the primary treatment if the injury is considered to be a mild syndesmosis sprain/tear. Protecting the injured structures and tissues is crucial. Offloading via a moon boot and crutches prevents unwanted movement. It prevents weight and force through the ankle joint allowing the injury to heal. Ice and anti-inflammatory medication is also effective and minimising swelling. Following a period of rest and offloading, substantial rehabilitation to restore strength and ankle range of motion is required. Some players need 8-10 weeks to fully recover from a syndesmosis injury. Surgery may be recommended if conservative management fails. If offloading and rehab isn’t enough to improve ankle stability and reduce the separating of the lower leg bones.

Surgical Management:

The weekend’s syndesmosis injuries, much like Adam Treloar’s, will require surgery. Both players can expect lengthy stints on the sidelines. Surgery consists of inserting a screw or wire to hold the tibia and fibula together. The screw or wire replace the syndesmosis structure and stabilise the lower leg. Should an ankle fractures also be present, these can be repaired while pinning the lower limb bones. Rehab is also required, strengthening the surrounding structures to allow return to sport.


Injured working from home?

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Injured working from home?

The last 18 months have been quite interesting. With the recurrent lockdown periods over the last 12-18 months and being urged to stay home where possible to limit travel/transport, a lot of us have found ourselves without work or having to work from home. Despite restrictions lifting, some of us are now set to be working from home for an extended period of time, or even permanently. This can mean quite a few things for our feet!

Working from home and the potential impacts on your feet:

For some of us, it can mean that your feet may actually feel better working from home. If you typically work in role that usually involves lots of time spent on your feet and walking.

However, for others that are usually in cushioned supportive footwear and/or orthotics, time spent at home without shoes and orthotics (especially on hard floorboards or tiles) may mean that our feet are exposed to extra loads and we can experience pain.

Your body takes time to adapt to change and when we have been used to one thing, it can be quite a challenge to get used to another. The lockdowns have affected everyone differently. Some people were unable to attend the gym during the lockdowns and their fitness suffered due to reduced activity. So many of these people developed injuries when returning back to normal activity levels once we were out of lockdown. Others, previously had little time for exercise but being home meant that time previously wasted travelling to and from work became the perfect time to start exercising! Although, exercise is great for us, this change from what our body has been conditioned to is a sure fire way to get injured.

A few simple at home tips to prevent pain include:

    • Arch support thongs
    • Arch support slippers
    • If able, continue wear your regular shoes and your orthotics (if you have them) as you would at work
    • Keep up regular exercise and stretching if you did previously
    • If you want to start exercising, be sensible and start slow. Build gradually and be sure to stretch afterwards.
    • If you had previously been injured keep up your management plan to prepare you for the return to work

If you have developed an injury or if pain persists, podiatrists have been able to remain open and able to assess and provide further treatment!


A parent applying verruca medicine to a child's foot

Plantar Warts

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Plantar Warts or Foot Warts

Plantar warts can be so stubborn! So what are they and how do I get rid of them?

Have you recently noticed a small growth on your foot? Does it look a bit unusual? It could be a wart (verruca pedis) and we can help you get rid of it!

What is a plantar wart?

Plantar warts or Foot warts on the bottom of soles and toes. Cross section of a common wart. Illustration showing the characteristic features (hyperkeratosis, acanthosis, hypergranulosis and large blood vessels).

A wart is a growth of cells in the outer layer of the skin. It can sometimes be confused with a corn or callus. Warts can occur anywhere on the feet but are most commonly found underneath the foot. Some people say it can be painful, and this is usually due to the build-up of hard skin over the wart. Anyone can get a wart but it is commonly found on children and teenagers.

What causes a plantar wart?

A wart is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) entering the skin, through a small skin break. A wart can be highly contagious as it is a virus, which means you could catch the wart virus from any surface like swimming pools or public showers (very common places to catch a wart). In fact, if you have a plantar wart, you may even pass it on to someone else in your family!

How do we diagnose a plantar wart?

Podiatrists are able to diagnose warts with a few assessments. We normally see if a wart has a cauliflower appearance with black dots and if there is pain when squeezing the lesion. We also debride (shave) the overlying hard skin to properly identify the wart.

What is the best treatment for plantar warts?

It is important to reiterate that warts are a virus and this means your body can fight it off on its own. This can sometimes take months or even years!

That is where we come in to place. If you have a wart and want it gone we can help! All the treatments we perform aim to help stimulate your immune system to realise that there is a virus present causing disruption in the skin cells on your feet.

We help treat your plantar wart with a range of treatments including:

    • liquid nitrogen,
    • salicylic acid,
    • cauterization
    • curettage (surgical removal) and
    • even needling (don’t worry we numb your foot first).

There are SO many treatment options available and this is something your Podiatrist will help you with.

If you are unsure if you have a plantar wart or if you have tried treating it yourself but have had no success, please make an appointment to see one of our expert podiatrists today and we can help get you back on your feet!


The best basketball shoes can be hard to find. Here is all you need to know about basketball shoes this season!

Best Basketball Shoes

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Want to know more about the best basketball shoes?

Looking for new basketball shoes for the new season?

Looking to dominate the court like Lebron and Steph Curry? We have got you sorted with the best tips on which basketball shoes will be best suited for you!

The most important feature of a basketball shoe is the lateral support or side-to-side movement that protects your foot from rolling in or out. Basketball shoes will typically have grooves and additional rubber on the outside of the shoe to prevent any slipping and allow for sudden changes in movement during a game. Historically, local players have resulted in using runners for basketball which can be problematic as runners are only designed for straight line movement such as running and not the side-to-side motion that basketball and netball requires. As such, basketball shoes can be just as comfortable as runners but also protect your foot and ankle.

Many of these shoes will consist of a heel lift which is built into the shoe which can reduce the load on the Achilles and calf muscle. Typically they are deep enough to house your orthotic should you need to place them within the shoe.

Here is a list of some of the best basketball shoes available at the moment:

Nike Lebron These are some of the best basketball shoes!

    • The most stable of all the basketball shoes on this list
    • Has the thickest soles of all the shoes on this list
    • Better suited to wider and taller players
    • Most premium shoe on the market

Nike Kyrie These are some of the best basketball shoes!

    • Very lightweight and agile
    • Provides excellent stability around the ankle
    • Soft cushioning and better suited to guards
    • Great value for money

Adidas Dame

Nike make some of the best basketball shoes!

    • Significant cushioning to protect the foot
    • Snug fit to hold foot in place
    • Low to the ground which allows you to feel the court
    • Better suited for guards

Under Armour CurryUnder Armour Steph Curry Edition

    • My personal favourite
    • Super comfortable and responsive
    • Provides a good balance of stability and lightweight
    • Knit upper adds for softness but allows for rapid movements

New Balance 2 Way New Balance 2 Way

    • Versatile stable shoe
    • Plenty of cushioning through the entire sole
    • Higher on the ankle to provide more stability

 

Here are some other quick fire tips on getting the right shoe:

    • Firstly, always try on your basketball shoes with your game-day socks; they are thicker than regular socks and will ensure you end up with the correct size
    • Make sure you allow up to a thumbs width at the end of the shoe to allow for growing feet. Measure this from the longest toe. In other words, the longest isn’t always the big toe!
    • Ensure that the shoe is deep enough if you are wearing orthotics! Most will accommodate this
      Finally, support is important but so is comfort; go with what feels comfortable for you.

In short, matter what level you’re planning on playing at all this season, do yourself a favour and invest in a decent pair of basketball shoes. This will help you stay on the court longer and help to prevent some of the more common basketball injuries we see in the clinic.


Archies Support Thongs

Summer is here, so let's talk thongs!

Archies Support Thongs - Summer is here, so let's talk thongs!

With summer well and truly here, it’s a good time to start thinking about summer footwear!  One of the main issues we all have is finding something that is good for our feet, which we can wear during the summer period. Most thongs are flat and offer no support, which can lead to stress and strain on the feet. Suddenly we experience foot pain during the times we want to be enjoying the summer weather.

If I can't wear thongs then what an I wear???   Well... how about Archies Support Thongs!

Archies support thongs have been designed by an Australian Physiotherapist and have been designed to address those poor features we get from a traditional flat thong.

Features and Benefits:

Legitimate Orthotic / Arch Support

Archies Thongs have inbuilt arch support, designed to help support your feet and improve your foot posture. Suitable for high and low arched foot types.

Two Levels of Arch Support

Every foot type is different, and rarely do we see one arch profile that is the same. Archies Thongs have the options of either Standard Arch Support or High Arch Support.

Unbelievable Comfort!

The inbuilt arch support and the soft durable foam, provides a great feel under foot making them unbelievably comfortable. A perfect thong to wear to the beach, around the home and out walking.

Ultra-Light

Unlike a lot of arch support thongs, they are less cumbersome and heavy. The foam material in archies thongs makes them nice and light, so you have comfortable feet all day long.

Tighter Strap

This strap design reduces the risk of toe clawing, and enables you to walk more naturally.

One piece construction

Stepping away from the traditional plug design, the one piece construction is less likely to break.

At all of our Walk On Podiatry clinics we have a range of colours and sizes at only $35 a pair! For more information please watch our video.

Andrew Slessar is a senior podiatrist at Walk On Podiatry Hastings and is available for appointments on 5979 2255 or book online today!


Check out this quick reference guide to help you decide which school shoes to buy.

How to Choose School Shoes for your Child

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Which School Shoes Should I Buy? - Having Trouble Deciding...

School Shoes

Its only been about 4 weeks since the kids finished school but the holidays are almost over. Last year was an interesting year for schooling, there were months of home schooling and many kids spent most of these days either barefoot or in socks. Over the next few weeks our kids will be back at school (yay if your a parent like me)!! I’m sure you’ve got the uniform and the books all sorted but suddenly notice your child has grown a shoe size or two (why do kids go so quickly)! Last year’s school shoes don’t fit them any more…what hurts the most is that they were barely used in 2020…

What happens now?! What shoes should you buy? There are so many questions!

Here are a few tips and tricks to look out for when buying school shoes.
1. There should be a thumb width between the end of the shoe and the end of the longest toe.
2. The widest part of the foot should correspond with the widest part of the shoe.
3. The fastening mechanism should hold the heel firmly in the back of the shoe. We like laces or Velcro.
4. The sole should not twist.
5. The back part of the shoe should be strong and stable and should not compress.

Our favorite brands include: ASICS, Clarks, New Balance, Ascent Footwear.

And lastly if your child is experiencing pain in the feet, ankles, legs or knees please get them checked out by a Podiatrist, preferably before you purchase your school shoes.


Coronavirus

Covid Stage 4 Lock down Update

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Stage 4 Lock down Update

We are still open!!! All you need to know about the stage four restrictions and Podiatry

Walk on Podiatry clinics are open during stage 4 restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne, however we are restricted to “essential” services only during this period.

DHHS guidelines for Podiatrists during stage 4

In order to restrict non-essential movement across the state The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) states that Podiatrists can only provide services that prevent a significant change/deterioration in functional independence necessitating escalation of care.
What does this mean? In other words, Podiatrist’s can only provide essential services that prevent a significant deterioration in a person’s ability to perform daily living activities, that if not treated would then require an escalation of care such as a referral to a specialist or hospitalisation.

Common patient questions during stage 4 restrictions

Should I come in or reschedule my appointment during stage four restrictions?

If your appointment meets the essential criteria as outlined above, then yes you are more than welcome to make and attend Podiatry appointments. If you already have an appointment with us, your Podiatrist will give you a call to go through the criteria to make sure you are considered “essential”.

If your appointment does not meet the criteria, then it would be considered “non – essential” and you should strongly consider rescheduling or postponing your appointment until after the stage 4 lockdown period is over (end on the 13th of September).

I am unsure if my Podiatry appointment is essential or non – essential?

If you are a new patient and you are unsure whether you fit the criteria or not please give us a call and one of our Podiatrists will go through the criteria with you and will determine if you can be safely deferred until after stage 4 lockdown.

If you already have an appointment with us over stage 4 lockdown, your Podiatrist will give you a call to assess the criteria to see if you are considered essential or non-essential.

If you are still unsure, please give us a call and a Podiatrist will discuss your case in more detail to determine if it meets the essential criteria.

Do I need a GP referral to attend my Podiatry appointment?

You do not require a GP referral to attend Podiatry appointments under stage 4 restrictions but you must meet the essential criteria in order for care to be provided.

If I can’t attend my Podiatry appointment face to face what other options do I have?

If you require non-essential treatment you can consider a Telehealth appointment. Telehealth is an online video Podiatry consultation and can be great for treating foot conditions that don’t require a hands on approach.

The main goal is to STAY SAFE and HEALTHY during the pandemic, whilst helping to reduce the spread of COVID. So if you can safely post pone your appointment we urge you to do so. If you are unsure please phone our clinic on 8790 3755 or for more information and our COVID-19 policy click HERE.


Common Foot Injuries in Dancers

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Common Dance Injuries

Ballet and Dance, although graceful and majestic, is notorious for how tough it can be on the body. Dancers put in hours of work in training. Learning routines. Practicing lifts. All for the end of year concert or to triumph over other teams at upcoming competitions. No matter the style of dance, foot and ankle injuries are extremely common. Here is a helpful guide on the 3 most common foot injuries we see in dancers (of all ages). We have also put together a few sneaky tips on how to avoid injury.

Common Dance Injuries we see as Podiatrists

Intermetatarsal bursitis/neuroma

Intermetatarsal bursitis is foot injury where the fluid-filled sacs (bursa) between the bones in the ball of the foot become inflamed. The bursae are there to protect the bones from pressure and stop them from grinding against each other. If there is a lot of compression of the forefoot (ie. in tight dance shoes) and/or a lot of pressure placed upon it (ie. demi-pointe – where all your weight is on your forefoot), then they can get inflamed and cause pain.

An intermetatarsal neuroma occurs when the pressure on the nerve that runs between bones in the ball of the foot. A neuroma can occur from an external force (i.e. tight footwear) or potentially from an inflamed bursa. Thickening and inflammation of the nerve causes pain which refers down to the toes. Consequently, with significant load, bursitis and a neuroma can occur at the same time. This is known as an intermetatarsal bursal neuroma complex.

Treatment can require different padding techniques to open the joint space and take pressure off the painful area. Oral anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen can also help to reduce the inflammation of the bursa or neuroma. If severe, a break from dancing can be helpful. Changing into a wider shoe can also be effective in reducing the pressure on the forefoot. Orthotics can help with redistributing pressure evenly across the foot and relieving the sore spot.

If these conservative measures do not alleviate the pain, injection therapies can be considered. A coritsone injection can be useful to reduce inflammation. Shockwave therapy can help with healing stimulation. Finally, surgery may be considered as a last resort in chronic cases.

Stress fractures

A stress fracture is micro fracture that occurs due to repetitive force on a bone. Stress fractures can be quite prevalent in dancers as they perform repetitive movements and put a lot of stress through the bones in their feet during class and practice. Following sudden increases in activity, such as returning to dance after the school holiday, these type of injuries are more common. If a stress fracture is confirmed, it requires ceasing activity (ie. dancing) and for healing to occur may require you to be non-weight bearing. Depending on the severity and the location of the fracture, offloading can be in the form of a CAM boot and may require aids such as crutches to promote healing.

Lateral ankle sprain

Lateral ankle sprains commonly happen when we roll our ankle when landing in an unstable position. In ballet these injuries are most common in dancers who go en pointe or landing from a sauté or jeté. Ankle sprains can sometimes involve swelling of the soft tissues and bruising of the ligaments and tendons on the outside of your ankle. In severe sprains an ankle fracture may occur causing increased pain and more comprehensive treatment.

Although, ankle sprains can occur during any style of dance or landing from a leap, going en pointe increases your risk of an ankle sprain. Consequently, if you are not strong enough in your ankles it is more difficult to maintain balance and stability and there is a higher risk of an ankle sprain.

The rehabilitation program and duration of rehab from a lateral ankle sprain depends on its severity. Initially, involves offloading and reducing inflammation. Followed by strengthening the muscles around the ankle so they are able to combat the increase in load. It is important that this injury is rehabilitated properly to decrease the likelihood of re-injury. If you are unlucky and there is a confirmed fracture, then similar to a stress fracture, a CAM boot may be required for offloading until healing has taken place.

Other common dance injuries

There are a few more injuries that are quite common in dancers including Achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, posterior ankle impingement (commonly known as ‘dancers heel’), bunions and even ingrown toenails. Most of these are related to the exceptional amount of force that goes through a dancer’s body, particularly their feet on a daily basis. Dancing through the pain seems the ‘accepted’ method of dealing with pain in the dance world. Nevertheless, this will only make your injury worse and increase the recovery time.

How to prevent injury?

The best way to prevent these injuries is to make sure you have a good warm up, including self massage and stretching. Ensure you are using the correct technique and regularly strengthening your entire lower leg not just your ankles. This include strengthening glutes, hamstrings and quads so that they have the capacity to absorb the load and forces placed on the entire body.

If you are a dancer reading this and you have pain, please do not ignore it. Pain and discomfort is your body’s way of telling you that there is something wrong. It is important you seek professional help before your dance injury worsens and you are completely off your feet.

No matter the style of dance, if you are concerned about your strength, have suffered these sorts of injuries before or if you are a ballet dancer about to go en pointe then you must book in for a dance assessment. If you want to find our more about what a dance assessment involves, read this blog.

Sarah Guiney

Expert in Dance, Podiatrist

To make an appointment and book your child in for a pre-pointe ballet assessment with our dance expert Sarah, please phone 5141 6147

Click HERE to book a Dance Assessment online.