Dance can be physically demanding and the pressure placed on the foot and ankle can increase the risk of developing an injury. Ballet dancers also have added risk of foot and ankle injury because of specific positions that can add stress to the toes and the ball of the foot.
Common dancer injuries include:
Fifth Metatarsal Fracture (Jones Fracture)
A Jones fracture occurs in the fifth metatarsal — the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe.
Dancers are exposed to a wide range of risk factors for injury. If any of your injuries cause bleeding, severe pain, loss of sensation, or increased weakness, contact a doctor immediately. Other pain due to overuse or mild injuries can be treated by rest and taking prescribed pain relievers. Swelling and pain can also be treated with alternating ice and heat therapy.
Regenerative Medicine Treatments
Regenerative medicine involves the delivery of growth factors to injured joints and tissues to promote the healing process.