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By Clark Podiatry Center
June 23, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions

The graceful movements and incredible positional achievements of ballet dancers leave us with an impression of beauty and strength. However, behind the elegant and silky ballet shoes hide purple toes and for some, broken bones. It is not uncommon to see more than one injury tucked inside their footwear, including bloody toes, corns, calluses, blisters, bunions, and ingrown or black toenails. Even more hidden are the strains on the tissues and muscles of the feet and ankles. Some dancers even perform on stress fractures and broken toes!


Why do ballet dancers keep their issues invisible and untreated? For one, they are embarrassed at the condition of their feet. Though podiatrists have seen all sorts of conditions, those who are self conscious about their feet will not see their foot doctors for long periods of time. Another big reason is the pressure for the dancers to get and keep their parts. They continue to ignore issues and go on dancing amidst their pain and disfiguration because they need to guard their roles and try to get bigger ones.


Of course that comes with the sacrifice and huge risk of small issues turning into very large ones. Corns can become ulcers, nails can become embed in the callused skin, compensating for one injury can cause another, and some injuries require reconstructive surgery.


Podiatrists can provide continued care to relieve pain, treat infections, provide healing technology, and try to prevent further injury. While the most important treatment is to rest and allow for recovery, it is not always doable for dancers who depend on their feet, broken or not, for their livelihood.


That is why if you are a dancer experiencing foot and ankle issues, it is best to contact our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Brandon Macy, earlier than later. He and his team at Clark Podiatry Center will find the best solution for maintaining foot and ankle health, as well as use innovative technology to help treat your issues. Make an appointment today at our Clark, NJ office to have your podiatric needs met with high quality care.

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Podiatrist - Clark, Dr. Brandon Macy, 1114 Raritan Road, Clark NJ, 07066 732-382-3470