Ice or heat?

With dance camps in full swing, many dancers will experience muscle strains and other aches and pains. This is often at least partially due to a sudden increase in the amount of activity being performed. Once you have pain, you might ask yourself–ice or heat? Here is a link to a WebMD article to help answer this question and more!

As a quick note for teen dancers, if you feel pain in the following areas, please consider having your injury evaluated as soon as possible:

  • Where hamstring inserts onto sits bones
  • Shins
  • Feet
  • low back
  • Groin
  • Deep pain in front of hip

These are locations of dance injuries that are typically NOT from a muscle strain. Prompt correct diagnoses by a Doctor/Physical Therapist familiar with dance injuries can help you successfully get back to dance and stay in dance as fast as possible.