What do you guys think about essential oils?
I hurt my foot while dancing a few months ago but every physio and doctor i go to says theres nothing there.. The pain faded for a bit but was always still there so i tried essential oils as it had worked on headaches and stuff but this time it worsened the pain A LOT!
I can barely walk and i still have to suck it up and dance every day..:/
I also had to dance on TV though and it was in cement therefore the floor didn't absorb the jumps and pointes so maybe that's what worsened it?
What do you think?
I don't think the essential oils will do much, especially if you tried it and the pain worsened.
Don't dance on cement floors, obviously. Runners who run on pavement experience more injuries than those who run on dirt.
You need to rest your foot, massage it regularly, and don't re-injure it. If you have a demanding dance schedule then you risk constantly re-injuring it. Also examine your technique to make sure you aren't putting yourself at risk for re-injury. Incorrect repetitive motions are the #1 way to have a constantly recurring injury.
Yeah, I did't have much of a choice though.. :/
Okay thank you:) I think I'll take 2 or 3 days off..
I hear you. As a pianist I used to perform all the time sitting on fixed-height benches that were always too low. I developed severe tendonitis in my right wrist. Now I know to bring an adjustable bench with me anywhere I perform.
Maybe next time you can check with the head of your company/organization/etc. to see if the place you're performing has a suitable floor - hopefully they have the well-being of the dancers in mind.
I too wondered if you had such problems. When I was young, I played piano, but without much problem. But then later on, I developed some kind of bursitis problem in my right shoulder of which flares up really bad if I do heavy work and chores like house cleaning.
I no longer play piano, but do pull out an electronic key board once in a while just for personal enjoyment:D I am resisting the temptation to buy another piano...I have a place for one...and sometimes in my area, they are cheap and even free if someone has to move on an emergency basis...I am just afraid I will not be able to resist the temptation...
I guess I have a fetish for good old fashioned wood and strings, my key board just does not cut it after that.
Yeah totally get another piano. Nothing beats the ole' wood and strings.
I recommend "Piano Fundamentals" by Chuan C. Chang. It is available free as PDF. A lot of great information on mechanics and posture. As piano involves repetitive motion, it is very easy to sustain an injury like what happened to you, or me. The trick is to make it a relaxing activity rather than a stressful, tense one for your fingers, wrist, arms, shoulders, and back.
Actually I think it's called "Fundamentals of Piano Practice" or something. It can easily be found via google.
I would say no to the essential oils, and yes, they might actually make things worse because they do not allow the skin to detox and breathe.
Unfortunately, the best cure is rest, and depending on the type of injury, broken bones, split muscle tissues, swelling, etc, it can take up to six weeks to heal.
The good news is a fruit and leafy green diet will give your cells and tissues the proper building blocks in vitamins and minerals to rebuild and repair healthy tissues.
For pain relief, cherries and oranges have natural pain relievers and anti inflammatory properties.
I am sorry to rain on your parade here, and I so understand you love dance. I love dance too, and have a few dvds I follow here at home, but part time and at low impact levels.
OK, here it goes...
Following this diet is about getting healthy and following habits that will lead to a lifetime of thriving, not just surviving. Some of our members for both health and ethical reasons have had gone through big changes in education choices, career, friendships, lifestyle, and sometimes even partners.
One problem with professional dance is the repetitive motions and the impact they have on the body both short term and long term. If you think about it in nature, animals are quite lazy, do not do sports and athletics, and do not do repetitive motions continuously.
So as you come to a cross roads in deciding what you want to do in life, and what is healthy, you may find that for optimum health, you might have to make some compromises. If you like dance and or music, you could possibly go to college and study those majors, and then later become a teacher or promoter of such things. This is just an example. Broaden your skills and horizons so you are not stuck in the same repetition of dance and injury. You can still enjoy dance and do it part time and yet remain healthy and happy.
Just some thoughts. Peace, PK
BTW, I looked at your photos. You are beautiful and have beautiful form:D
Thank you for your reply,, I will definately eat lots of oranges and cherries! :)
My goal is to have a like as healthy as possible while continuing my dream to become a professional ballet dancer.. I simply cannot imagine myself not dancing !
Next year I am going to either the Miami ballet School or The JKO school, in New York,, I am so excited!
I'm seeing an osteopath tomorrow, hope it's nothing serious like the injuries you listed out:\