- I trapped a nerve, then I danced on my hand and sprained it badly but because it was numb I did not feel the force. When the numbness had gone there was extraordinary pain. I say also warm your wrists up before doing any type of dance.
- —Guest beth
- When I leap on my less stronger leg sometimes my Achilles heel hurts. I can feel this little bone near it sticking out. But the next day I'm fine. I have no idea what that's about. Maybe I need to stretch my legs out even better before I leap.
- —Guest Lily
- I've had a few injuries while dancing. I've dislocated my thumb once, torn a ligament in my shoulder, I couldn't dance with my arms for 3 weeks, and I twisted my knee doing an arabesque. I was off dancing for nearly 8 weeks because every time I tried dancing again it would re-twist. It was extremely painful. It's still stuffed and I have to permanently wear a knee brace...it's so frustrating! I'm going back to dance next week but I'm going to take it really slow and hope my rehab at home has been working, otherwise I might need to get an operation...let's hope not!
- —Guest V
Rib and ankle
- I was doing ariel cartwheels in the middle of class one day when I didn't get enough momentum. I tried to put my hands down, spraining my wrist, then I fall anyway and cracked two ribs.
- —Guest Danie
My poor knee cap
- I was dancing and my knee cap just popped out. I was too scared to pop it back in so the doctor did. I'm in pain at home, no dace, so sad.
- —Guest angie
- I was learning a heel stretch one time at my jazz class and had to kick up into it. There wasn't too much pain at the time but soon after I started getting pain in my buttock muscle. I think it's sciatica caused by a disk out of place but I'm not sure. With the pain I cannot go into splits, and it's really messing with my dancing. I'm trying to get my parents to take me to a chiropractor but it's expensive...for now I guess I'll be dancing through the pain.
- —Guest Stephany
- Two years ago I started to have pain in the sides of my big toes (mostly the right one) so I went to the doctor and she said that it was fine, just do not cut the nail really short. It got so bad that I went to a foot doctor and he tried to just pull back the skin but it hurt so bad and was swollen so bad that he had to give it surgery. It wasn't a big surgery, he just cut off some of the skin and cut off all the nail on one side of my toe. The worst part was that I couldn't dance for three weeks. This happend again on both sides of both my big toes, which was bad, but now I have no pain in any way on my toes!
- —Guest Dance4ever
Poor, poor ankle..twice :(
- I was at practice, dancing to to the music, when I did a wrong step and my ankle twisted. I went to the doctor and they told me it was just a slight twist and that I should be careful and rest for a while. Obviously, I didn't listen and tried even harder. Like 3 weeks later, I fell while doing a triple pirouette and sprained my right ankle. It hurt so much. I went to the doctor and they told me it was a 2nd grade sprain and went to physical treatment, gave it RICE and recover. But it was horrible.
- —Guest Becks
- I love dancing but have just acquired a horrible case of achilles tendonitis. What do I do?
- —Guest Ava
Swollen shoulder tissue
- At a competition, I realized I could not move my arm. It was excruciatingly painful. I had to dance through the pain. I immediately went to the chiropractor to find that my shoulder tissue was swollen and starting to tear. Unfortunately, I had to stop ALL arm movement for three weeks.
- —Guest sarah
Knee, and foot.....twice!
- Two years ago, I came out of stag leap on the wrong side of my left foot and fractured the fifth metatarsal (also called jones or dancer fracture). I wore a walking boot for about 8 weeks. The next year I did the same thing, about an inch lower on my foot, while doing a la secondes improperly (I was hopping because I was just learning.) This was about another 8 weeks in a walking boot. Last year I stepped down funny and twisted my left knee. It dislocated my patella. My doctor says I have naturally hyperextended knees so I'm prone to injuries like that. Recover was about 10 weeks with physical therapy and a patellar stabalizing brace. Hopefully this year my left leg curse won't strike again.
- —Guest Brittany
Dislocated knee (patella)
- My knee popped out of place while doing barre work, ligament damage. I'm so scared of it happening again. I'm so not brave! Turns out I have hyperextended ligaments.
- —Guest Chloe
Dislocated kneecap / torn ligaments
- I'm not a professional dancer but I was in a club doing the same spin as I have done a million times before (my dad calls me the tazmanian devil) and my right knee went, so down I went. After my friend gave me my aftershock while I was lying on the ground, the staff took it away. Best thing about it, I was only in the club 15 minutes. At this present time I'm in a full leg plaster coming upon two weeks. The pain is so bad but I cannot wait to get on the dance floor. The worst thing is my left knee is unstable as I did the same thing ten years ago. It is now getting the exercise it should have gotten back then.
- —Guest Miss street freestylez
- I had a ballet duet at a local competition. It was pretty early and the stage was really slippery. Even after warming up to the point I was dripping in sweat, when I slid into a split on my right foot, I felt something on my right upper thigh pop. I was in a TON of pain. It really felt like someone shot my in the leg. I finished my dance and had to ice it until a group number I was in later that day. I finally healed 100% a couple months after with physical therapy and rest.
- —Guest Lillie
- My arms and legs are hyperextended and so apparently my knee cap pops in and out of place. Well, when I got up from the floor it popped out and I had to push it back in. I can't dance for 6 weeks. This is torture for me. Who knew being flexible could be a bad thing?