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Irish Dancing Injuries
Implications for physiotherapy and regular deep tissue release massage therapy
The most commonly seen and treated Irish
Dancing Injuries are listed below in the but as dancing is very dynamic, there
are many associated injuries that do occur as well.
Most of these injuries are
easily treatable with focus on the specific dance techniques, flexibility and
strength needed for injury free dancing.
What Are The Symptoms of Irish Dancing Injuries?
a painful injury that happens when the tissue supporting the arch of the foot
is is overused from repetitive or resisted motions, and ends up with
inflammation and lots of pain.
Dancers will usually feel most of the pain on
the inside of the heel and along the length of the arch.
almost include appropriate
Refers to a small
deformation of the bone around the area of the big toe. For people who dance
professionally or for fun, it’s often caused by wearing dance shoes that don’t fit
What you need to do to avoid this is to make sure that your shoes fit properly
or have an orthotic device fitted.
In extreme cases, if the problem is
persistent and painful, sometimes a referral to a orthopaedic surgeon or foot
and ankle surgeon may be beneficial.
Although surgery is only way to fully
correct bunions, there are a number of things that physiotherapists can do to
help (click on the "bunion" link above)
Refers to a rather
painful yet common dance injury. It is caused by mild tears of the connective
tissue of the muscles in the shin region to the tibial (shin) bone.
these tears are caused by overworking the shin bone and overwork the lower
limbs by landing jumps on hard surfaces, landing improperly and inflexibility.
Dancers need to extra careful when performing jumps that when they land, they
need to do it as safely and properly as possible to avoid putting stress on the
shins (it’s the exertion that causes shin splints).
If you’re a dancer and
already suffering from this you can consider wearing compression bandage to
provide extra support to the area, reduce strain and accelerate healing.
physiotherapy management including
Achilles Tendonitis – Our Achilles
tendon is a very strong tendon and provides a lot of strength and stability for
Irish Dancing, that’s why it’s important that dancers protect and care for
their Achilles tendons.
Achilles tendonitis is another common Irish Dancing
Injury, causing the tendon to become irritated, inflamed and very painful.
- ill fitting dancing shoes
- laces that had been tied too
- over-dancing (yes, there is such thing) and
- not resting enough (yeah this too, the Irish's energy is amazing!)
suffer from this painful injury, regular physiotherapy with our senior physiotherapists such as
help reduce swelling
and relieve pain.
If you do have Irish dancing injuries, do drop us a text and call and we'll do our best to serve you (and keep you dancing longer and stronger! =D)
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Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes
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Done regularly, it will keeps your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence. Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.
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help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.
Follow up sessions are inline to provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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