Tag: podiatrist

5 Tips for Dealing With Painful Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails are not unique to dancers. But this profession definitely makes them more likely. Commonly caused by improper nail cutting, ingrown nails can also be the result of repetitive microtrauma damaging the nail plate. (We’re looking at you, heels and pointe shoes.) “An ingrown toenail is basically a part of the nail plate that […]

Getting a Pedicure? Here are 7 Dos and Don'ts for Dancers

Dancers’ feet take a beating. So it’s natural to want to pamper them once in a while (and maybe make them look a little less…rugged) by getting a pedicure. But stepping into a salon comes with a few more complications when your feet take daily abuse in the dance studio. We asked New Jersey–based podiatrist […]

Our 8 Best Pointe Shoe Hacks

It turns out that TikTok is good for more than just viral dance challenges. Case in point: We recently stumbled across this genius pointe shoe hack for dancers with narrow heels. what I expected to go viral on TikTok for:-my cat that can do backflips-video of the dog cafe I live across from… https://t.co/QQHqOOwxsQ — […]

When Are Cortisone Injections Risky?

My doctor wants me to get a sonogram-guided injection of cortisone to reduce the inflammation surrounding my os trigonum, a pea-sized extra bone in the back of my ankle. I’m relieved that surgery may not be necessary, but I’m afraid of the steroid. My friend ruptured his tendon after getting an injection. Am I doing […]

How to Find the Best Pair of Street Shoes, According to Podiatrists

Last month, members of New York City Ballet teamed up with designer Cole Haan to create a comfy, yet stylish line of shoes that are wearable from the stage to the streets. Because in a career where you’re almost constantly working on your feet, it’s vital for dancers to have supportive and safe footwear, even […]