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Common Dance Injuries

dance.jpgDance is popular all over the world and is classified as a performance art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement. Dance can be categorized and described by its choreography, by its range of movements, or by its historical period or place of origin. People enjoy expressing themselves through movement with the word “dance” conjuring up different images for different people. Different styles of dance are distinguished by many things such as shoes, music, and costumes. Over the years, dance has evolved into several distinct forms with some of the most common being ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern, lyrical, and Irish step dance.

The rigors of training at young ages and the importance of flexibility can lead to overuse injuries to the back. Lower extremity injuries to the hip and knee are also common due to jumping nature of the sport.

Head

Back

  • Stress Fracture (Spondy)
  • Facet Joint Pain

Hip

Knee

Lower Leg

Ankle

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