Injuries Among Dancers

Common Foot Injuries


Dancers Fracture:

Dancers Fracture is when dancers land badly from a jump and when the dacer starts to walk, it hurts. This is the most common fracture seen in dancers. This occurs on the long bone outside the foot. When the dancer lands from a jump when the dancer is turned-in.


Sesamoiditis are bones in the foot that are not connected to any other bones in the foot. They are very small bones on the underside of the forefoot near the big toe. They provide support while dancers are on demi-pointe. This tendon can become inflamed and the pain is focused under the big toe on the ball of the foot. the pain will occur while bending and straightening the big toe.

Hallus Rigidus (or Limitus):

Limitus is when the dancers have pain when they are on releve. The dancers who force a high demi-point will casue bones in joint to impinge on each other. This will cause a decrease in motion, inflamation and will lead to defeneraion of the joint.

Plantar Fasciitis:

Plantar Fasciitis is an overuse injury of the sole of the foot. The firbrous band tissue connecting the heel to the base of the toes become inflamed and painful. This could also be casued due to not dancing on a sprung floor.