Doc Talk: Don't hurt your dancing feet

Instead of ignoring ankle or foot pain, injured dancers should rest and seek medical attention early

Jodie is an 18-year-old student who loves to go for ballet and contemporary dance classes, as well as cheerleading sessions.

I first saw her early last year when she was in the midst of preparations for a ballet exam. She was referred to me for pain at the back of her right ankle, which had started about two to three months earlier.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 30, 2019, with the headline 'Don't hurt your dancing feet'. Subscribe