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Looking for recommendations for a good sports therapist in London-ideally somebody who is used to treating dancers. I already have a fantastic dance physio in London & great local physio at home but am looking for a sports therapist who will be able to give a good massage to help release muscle tension. Would be very grateful for any suggestions!
My injury has been a long time in the making, starting in October of last year (2018) and if anything, it's only gotten progressively worse since then. Essentially, I started to develop a lot of pain between my third and fourth toe both on top of my left foot and on the bottom of my foot. This led to swelling, ankle pain, decreased mobility and absolutely no bruising. It still hurts quite bad, especially when I'm dancing, but even when I'm resting. To put the majority of the history into a short few sentences, here's what has happened: - I've seen two walk-in doctors, two family doctors, a physiotherapist, a kinesiologist, a podiatrist, a chiropractor, a sports medicine doctor and a sports physiotherapist. - I use Kttape, Rub A535, heat before dance, ice after and Aleve religiously. - I have tried an ankle brace, wearing sneakers in ALL my classes, metatarsal gel pads, a 3 week break and essential oils. - My physiotherapy has included massage, ultrasounds, electrical muscle stimulation, laser therapy, cupping, acupuncture and amino neuro frequency discs. - I have gotten both an X-ray and a bone scan and will be getting an MRI shortly. - It was originally thought to be extensor tendinitis, then a stress fracture and now I seem to have everyone stumped. This year of dance is extremely important to me and I'm really worried about my foot. I'm basically just looking for similar stories, ideas on what it could be or how to deal with the pain. Could it be possible that a stress fracture was missed on both the x-ray and the bone scan?
I came across this presentation by Professor Mathew Wyon (who is consultant for BRB and ENB) and thought it worth posting. His work is revolutionary and will hopefully lead to a change of thinking amongst vocational schools and ballet companies in the future. It's £4.00 to stream I'm afraid, but hugely insightful for anyone with a DC. https://vuier.com/v/afap-2016-prof-matthew-wyon-26-mins