You’re a dancer. You’re a master of movement, a vision of grace — and as stubborn as a steel bar. Your determination is what inspires you to keep achieving new heights. But when it comes to your body’s limitations, it can sometimes cause you to push too hard or ignore warning signs. When things don’t feel right, it’s time to step back and take care of your body — so that it can take care of you for years to come.
Dance injuries most commonly affect the lower extremities — including feet, ankles, knees and hips — but can occur anywhere in your body, and may vary significantly depending upon the type of dance that you do. Many of these injuries are caused by overuse, but traumatic injuries from impact or twisting are not unusual.
At Andrews Sports Medicine, you’ll have access to leading sports medicine doctors, including physicians who specialize in working with dancers. We offer both surgical and nonsurgical orthopaedic treatment options for conditions such as:
- Foot and Ankle Fractures
- Sprained Ankle
- Knee Ligament Injuries, including ACL, PCL and MCL
- Groin Strain
- Meniscus Tear
- Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
- IT Band Syndrome
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Furthermore, your orthopaedic treatment plan will include specialized injury prevention counseling to help you reduce or avoid future orthopaedic problems. Our orthopaedic specialists are major contributors to the field of injury prevention research and education.
If you’re dealing with dance injuries, don’t just try to tough it out — call us today at (205) 939-3699 or request an appointment using our online form. You can also use our Physician Finder to choose a sports medicine physician that specializes in your particular type of injury.
Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center offers care from leading orthopaedic specialists for dance injuries in AL.