Monday, 18 May 2009

Right 1st metatarsalgia in Ballet dancer

A young lady in her (28 yrs old) came to see me with chronic pain (3 yrs) in the Right big toe. The pain would worsen with repetitive jumping and landing during ballet and modern contemporary dance. Despite getting better shoes, she still seemed to suffer from the pain. Her toes was also 'crowding' in her shoes with the big toe moving towards the 2nd toe (Hallux valgus).

She had tenderness at the base of the right 1st metatarsal bone and moreso adjacent to the 2nd toe. Upon treatment with ultrasound she felt better and we taught her some strengthening exercises and taping. She should be feeling much better if she takes adequate precaution and implements RICE treatment when she feels sore after training.

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