For many people dance may not spring to mind when thinking about sports, but the physical demands placed on the bodies of dancers have been shown to make them just as susceptible as football players to injury. In particular, most professional dancers began dancing at the age of five or six, the repetitive practice of movements that require extreme flexibility, strength, and endurance make them prime candidates for overuse injuries.


The foot/ankle/lower leg area is vulnerable to a wide range of injuries, including stress fractures, tendon injuries, sprains, and strains. These injuries show up with greater frequency in dancers as they age, so it is extremely important to emphasize what the young dancer can do to prevent future injuries.

How to Know if Pain Is Due to a Dance Injury

Most of the time, you feel some muscle soreness after an intense dancing session, but this pain goes away after one or two days. However, you may have an injury if your pain requires you to do any of the following:

* Shift your weight from one leg to another

* Stay up at night in pain

* Be delayed at the start of any physical activity

* Reduce your duration of activity because of increased pain


Dancers should remember a few key things to prevent injury:

* Wear properly fitting clothing and shoes

* Drink plenty of fluids

* Resist the temptation to dance through pain

* Pay close attention to correct technique

* Be mindful of the limits of your body and do not push too fast too soon

* Perform proper warm-up and cool-down

ANTARNAAD aims at spreading awareness regarding prevention of any kind of injuries while DANCING and overcome plateau in your performance.  Antarnaad provides physiotherapy treatment by using various techniques such as, mobilizations, manipulations, taping, dry needling and modalities. Our experienced physiotherapists’ team helps you to get back to your work with proper guidance. To get free consultation and discounted treatments call us on 9899700187 or write to us at