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DD kicked herself - Do I go see GP or do I need more specialist advise?


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DD kicked her inside ankle & it is sore and swollen - I have a feeling the GP will say - just rest it & see how it goes

 

Do we need to see someone else or am I fussing?

 

She starts full-time college in September so I need her to be on top form; I'm not sure the GP will understand

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Make sure your DD is keeping her foot elevated, ice her ankle and give her some ibuprofen (for its anti flammatory properties).  I am sure she will be fine by September but at the moment she really does need to keep her weight off her foot.  My non DS had ankle injury and was given this advice - no experience for a dancer though for if more than GP is required.

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Is she dancing at the moment or on school holidays?

 

It's probably just bruising and soft tissue damage which will usually clear after 3-5 days of rest, ice, elevation etc. If pain/swelling continues after 3 days it might be worth getting it looked at but any physio will always want to wait until the initial swelling has gone down before assessing it properly anyway so for the first few days there's not a lot to be done except look after it! Frustrating I know, but that's the nature of the human body!

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She has 3 days more then was due to start her summer maintenance programme......

 

She has rested & iced it this morning & we are debating an elastic bandage......she thinks dancing this evening is out but it still deciding about helping in class (but not joining in) which she thinks she can manage

 

I freely admit I panicked this morning but the boney bit was very swollen - it's really gone down

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Swelling indicates torn tissue.  

 

Healing is still taking place after swelling and pain have ceased.  She needs to give it that extra time.  That will keep it from becoming a continuing problem.  

 

No jumping.  No turning which puts pressure on the ankle.  No demi-pointe. Supportive street shoes.

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That's what I have suggested.......I think her teacher will 'talk' to her later too!

 

She was so chuffed yesterday as she was "Dancer of the Year" at her associate scheme, I think she forgot to look after it straight away :rolleyes:

 

 

She has promised to be 'careful'

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