Tag Archives: Leg pain causes and treatment

Why are Intrinsic Foot Muscles so Important for Dancers?

Foot Pain Specialist for Dancers Sydney

The intrinsic foot muscles are four layers of small muscles in the foot that are fundamental for dancers. They control small foot and toe movements and play a crucial role in the structural support of the arches in the feet (yes, there are more than one!). It is essential for dancers to have good coordination […]

Specialist ballet and dance podiatrist in Sydney

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Ballet podiatrist Eastern Suburbs and Sydney. The team at Performance Podiatry is pleased to announce that specialist ballet dancer podiatrist, Tayla Forland, has joined our team. Whilst Tayla is qualified to treat all podiatry problems, she has completed further specialist training and certifications to assist all dancers with pre-pointe preparation and assessments, pointe shoe fitting […]

Common foot and ankle problems caused by snowboard and ski boots

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Our podiatrists’ guide to a safe ski season (with minimum foot and ankle injuries). Are you ready for the snow this year? With only a week to go until the Australian ski season begins, it’s time to get excited for a snowy Winter! But before you start hitting the slopes, there are a number of […]

Will ballet cause claw toes?

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Common feet and ankle problems in ballerinas and dancers. Claw toes, hammer toes, mallet toes, bunions and all the other similar changes and deformities are frequently noticed in ballet dancers, largely because of the movements and footwear. Ballroom dancers and Irish dancers often suffer similar foot problems. Though, deformity, pain and other complications should be […]

Ballerina feet and ankle hypermobility

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Common feet and ankle problems in ballerinas and dancers. Hypermobility seems to be quite common in dancers. It can be an important consideration to make for dancers, particularly ballet dancers and ballroom dancers. It can be a significant risk factor for injury and later deformity like hallux valgus (bunions). Hypermobility can be influenced by genetics, […]

Can flooring cause foot and ankle pain in ballerinas?

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Common feet and ankle problems in ballerinas and dancers. Now, more than ever, we’ve seen an increase in injuries related to the type of flooring used for practice and rehearsal in dancers. A large contributor to the recent spike in flooring-related injuries has been online or at-home dance classes following dance studio closures due to […]

Are orthotics bad for ballerinas and dancers?

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Orthotics for dancers and ballerinas. A common misconception that we hear is that foot orthotics work like ‘crutches’ and make the muscles in the feet weak. The idea is that they ‘hold up’ the arch of the foot and therefore, weaken the foot and ankles muscles due to not having to work to support the […]

Shockwave therapy to treat Achilles tendinitis

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Achilles tendinitis (Achilles tendinosis, Achilles tendinopathy) has been documented as the most common overuse injury treated in sports medicine clinics. Achilles tendon injuries can be frustrating to treat as the healing process can be slow and often involves rest. Other common treatment plans include heel lifts, arch supports or orthotics, stretching, eccentric strengthening and non-steroidal […]

How do I get rid of shin splints?

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What are shin splints? Shin splints, also known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome or Tibial Periostitis, are a painful condition affecting the lower portion of the leg. It is commonly painful along the inside or outside of the shin bone, and is exacerbated by running or performing activities on hard ground. It is also often […]

Shin Splints

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Shin splints is caused by excessive stress on the shin bone and surrounding muscles. Causes and treatment of shin splints ‘Shin Splints’ or Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) is a condition whereby excessive stress on the shin bone and surrounding muscles causes aching or tired legs, or sharp leg pain that can be so severe […]

Achilles Tendinitis

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Causes and treatment of Achilles tendinitis and calf pain. Achilles tendinitis causes is inflammation and degeneration of the Achilles tendon and affects the calf region of the leg. Achilles tendinitis is a repetitive use injury that usually causes pain in the lower portion of the calf muscle or heel bone where the Achilles tendon attaches. […]