Balletmumfor2 Posted October 5, 2013 Share Posted October 5, 2013 My daughter landed awkwardly a fortnight ago after having completed a double pirouette on flat. Her ankle was painful, so she iced it, sat out for the remainder of the lesson, then walked out to the car at the end telling me it was sore. The next morning it was extremely swollen and she couldn't weight bear so we took her to A and E. They x-rayed it, told her it was soft tissue damage, gave her a support bandage and told her to elevate it when she could. She was allowed to walk on it and keep it moving as much as she could. The ankle was swollen and painful for a full week. Following the weekend it felt better however, an she returned to class to start exercising it lightly. She had been advised she could dance as soon as she felt comfortable. She has now been back a full week avoiding jumps and pirouettes but is keen to get back to normal ASAP as she has 6th form auditions this year. I appreciate that in an ideal world we would seek scans or physio at this point but money and time constraints make this very difficult. I was therefore wondering if anyone could give us any advice about how to return and how long to wait before pointe. Her teacher has just said take it slowly and carefully! We have followed medical advice but it now seems to be down to our choice and any suggestions or advice would be most welcome. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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