To help minimize the risk of injury, dancers should always make sure that their shoes fit well and are appropriate for the style of dance they choose. You should pay close attention to technique and listen to your instructor—poor form can lead to extra stress. You should also understand the limits of your body—always take proper time to warm up and cool down, give yourself as much rest as you need between dance sessions, and never ever push yourself beyond what you can handle or through the pain. If it hurts, don’t ignore it! That’s a surefire way to make the problem worse.
Dr. Corey Fox of Massapequa Foot Associates has worked with professional dance groups and instructors and understands the unique challenges dancers face with injuries of the feet and ankles, such as plantar fasciitis, ingrown nails, stress fractures, sprains, and more. Whether your passion is ballet, modern, hip hop, ballroom, or step dancing, we can help! To set an appointment, please call us today at 516-541-9000 or use our online form.