Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dance Foot Care

If you have ever been to a dance performance, you have probably been among the many in the crowd who have wondered, "How do they do that?" A lot of what dancers are able to do is with the help of their feet. Taking a look at a dancer's feet may cause you to gasp in horror however. Dancers who are professionals and amateurs are subject to crippling foot problems.

Dancers may suffer from bunions, warts, fungal toe nails, heel pain, bursistis, plantar fasciitis, hammertoes, ingrown toe nails, and much more. What they will suffer for their art!

So what can you do if you are a dancer? First and foremost, take care of your feet. When you are in pain, do not ignore the pain. Your feet are trying to tell you something is not right. Redness, swelling, and irritation are all initial symptoms. Blisters and sores around the knuckles of your feet is also an indication of a problem. Taping and bandaging your feet in problem areas will help relieve some of the blistering and soreness you are experiencing.

Making an appointment with our office might be the next step to take if taping and bandaging is not working. We have many other techniques and methods you can use to continue your love of dance!

Dr. Tina A. Boucher, DPM
Central Connecticut Foot Care, LLC
Podiatrist in Meriden CT
Order your free copy of our books "Why Do My Feet Hurt?" and "Heal My Heel!" today!

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