There are so many dance injuries that can be prevented.
There are dancers that don’t know how to limit their risk of injury while dancing.
How can dance injuries be prevented?
There are many different types of dance injuries,
A few studies that looked into dance injuries found that injuries from using your joints and muscles too much (overuse injuries) are the most common in dancers. The majority of these overuse injuries involve an ankle, leg, foot or lower back. Some common dance injuries are: Hip injuries: snapping hip syndrome, hip impingement, labral tears, hip flexor tendonitis, hip bursitis and sacroiliac joint dysfunction Foot and ankle injuries: Achilles tendonitis, trigger toe and ankle impingement Knee injuries: patellofemoral pain syndrome Stress fractures: metatarsals, tibia, sesamoids and lumbar spine Dancers are also likely to develop arthritis in the knee, hip, ankle and foot.
Source: Common Dance Injuries and Prevention Tips
One of the most common issues for dancers are their hips. Snapping hip syndrome is common In a lot of dancers, but it can be preventable.
Iliotibial (IT) band tightness, weakness along the outside of the hip and lordosis can cause this syndrome. Dancers will experience a snapping rubber-band–like sound in the frontal hip joint, as the IT band glides over the greater trochanter (upper-leg bone) during battement or développé. Prevention Tip: Strengthen the lower abs and all pelvic stabilizers (abductors, adductors, hip flexors), and avoid turning out at the feet, which stresses the knees and hips.
Not only are adult dancers prone to injuries, but children are also getting injured. This infographic explains where children and adolescents are mostly injured.
Whether you are older or younger, it is never good to hear a snap, crackle or pop when you dance. Make sure the dancing is clean and as proper as possible to minimize injury.