Dancing may be brutal on the foot. A lot of stress is placed on the feet during the actions of ballet and the demands on the feet are quite significant. At the elite level these demands are usually up to eight or so hours a day and all which is carried out light-weight unsupportive footwear. The research data reports that ballet performers get more foot problems as opposed to rest of the population. Most professional dancers should have their foot care actions that they do to strengthen the foot musculature and look after their feet as well as toe nails. It requires a number of years to be successful in ballet and the very last thing which they want to happen is for anything to go wrong due to a foot condition.
In an edition of the podiatry relevant live show, PodChatLive, they had an elaborate talk about the foot concerns in ballet and the stress placed on the foot. The two guests that the hosts questioned were Sarah Carter and Catherine Crabb that are both lecturers in Podiatric Medicine with the University of Western Australia in Perth, West Australia. Leading up to their podiatry careers both were ballet dancers at a high level so this joined together activities and comprehension of both podiatry and dancing meant that they are both in a position to discuss this theme. They discussed if the common issue of hypermobility is needed to be a dancer and their answer may have pleasantly surprised plenty of people. They reviewed the most widespread injuries observed in ballerinas and since 85% of ballet injuries are in the lower leg, it unquestionably indicates the relevance of podiatry. Furthermore they compared the differences between male and female dancers and the various injuries noticed. In addition, they outlined the importance of the ballet slipper and the insane things dancers do to them, and also the requirement for an appropriate ‘pointe assessment’ and just what it will encompass.